"Their dusty wings outlined in the absence of light"
by CJ Muchhala

"Diaphanous as lacewings in her hair"
Gathering In
by CJ Muchhala

"Wildflowers dotting unfamiliar terrain"
by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

"The places you took me where I abandoned faith"
by Lois P. Jones

"Tight as old tombs"
B-positive, O-negative
by Jerry Hicks

"Perhaps a bird sang"
The Watch
by Susan Fealy

"John Wayne's teeth, hey-ya"
Name That Tune

by Katie Sontag

"We envy your words, recite them from primers"
For William Carlos Williams
by Ed Bennett

"Under a cold blue sky resonant with screeching gulls"
I'm Your Man
by Peter Humphreys

"She looked so ponytailed in photographs"
Sylvia Plath
by Ellyn Maybe
(strong language

"His Morris chair stood by the woodstove, ready"
New Hampshire Interval
by Catherine Chandler

"I am the thief who walked off with your compliments"
Impersonating Rita Dove in the Clothing Store
by Linda Dove

"Epitaphs for the Poets"
by Lewis Turco

Photo credit Peter Dressel

Steady, My Gaze
By Marie-Elizabeth Mali
Reviewed by Ed Bennett

Black Ocean proudly presents:
Fjords Vol.1
by Zachary Schomburg

A spicy appetizer to awaken those sleepy taste buds!
Wasabi Deviled Eggs
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

A simple spring salad using left over easter eggs that's affordable and satisfying
Spinach, Bacon and Egg Salad
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

An Eastern Indian style egg dish to delight the palate
Curried Hard-Boiled Eggs
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

A good quality ghee adds a great aroma and flavor to food
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Photo of Marie-Elizabeth Mali by Peter Dressel.
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