"This volume is irreverent, edgy, and poignant. Reality bends unexpectedly in Max Talley’s “Clap Hands” and in Jeremy Gold’s “Nano-Dog.” Margaux Dunbar Hession pushes boundaries in her exploration of the origins of lipstick. The former poet laureate of Santa Barbara, Perie Longo, adds her lyrical voice to the poetry section: "I was owned by the sun blazing down, the sky that held it." “El Norte,” the timely and powerful poem by Paul Lobo Portugués, "for the children of El Salvador, Guatamala, and Honduras," gives us an immigrant experience in a way that only poetry can. These stories and poems, just to mention a few, make me want to write." --Mark Musicant
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