PoetryIssue 11 | January 2011

Nashville

by Janice D. Soderling

something like a love-song lurched across the room
and my heart was less than a dried-up crust of bread
the night pavement moving me far
from any place I could call home sweet hotel
oh the mexican belly dancers crying nada nada
oh the feisty mice with delicate feet and
the black wind cold as a hearse
advertising allows you to choose said the billboard
in god we trust said the money in the pocket
of the three-fingered man asking hopefully
can I buy you a drink honey.

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Poetry

Two poems by Anne Babson
Vignette, Townhouse, 9 a.m. by Troy Cunio
Night Becomes Day Over the West by Megan Foley
Yukon River Aurora by D. B. Goman
Two Poems by David Havird
Cretan Love Letter by Emily Linstrom
Holland by Rick Mullin
Fear in Kenya by Kristina Pfleegor
The Lounge Lizard by Ed Shacklee
Two Poems by Sarah J. Sloat
Night Flight by Vicki Stannard
Koinonia Farms by Alina Stefanescu
Thessaloniki, Four a.m. by Anastasia Vassos
Imaginary Oceans by Jason Warren
Two Poems by F. J. Williams

Postcard prose

It’s Salty by Kelly Hill

Travel notes

Anchorage in the Great Land by Karen Benning
The Value of Small Money by Megan Hallinan
Screensaver by Sandra Larson
Thirty Cents by Tommy McAree
Gokarna by Kate McCahill
Going Places by Rachel Miller-Howard
Susanville CA: Notes From The Road by Susan Volchok