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PREVIEW

 

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A Look at the Full Cover*


James Beach, "All the Pretty Mouths"

Mutahira Moqueet, "The Walkover (Act One)"

Dee Sunshine, "As Time Passes"

Dirk van Nouhuys, "Love by the River"

Jerry Vilhotti, "Watching"

Changming Yuan, "Loose Thought"


Readers' Graffiti


 

 

JAMES BEACH's bio is on the [contributors] page. 

 

MUTAHIRA MOQUEET "I was born in June 1991 in Karachi, where I have lived practically my entire life. In the beginning I aspired to be a medieval historian (and dabble into philosophy along the way) but in 2009 I opted to study medicine instead. Somewhere along this journey I discovered play writing as I bored and disenchanted with the medical studies. I think I truly discovered my preferred style and genre in 2009 when I wrote 'The Sculptor on King's Street' and entered it for the annual drama fest at the University and I won the Best Script award. It immediately had a cult following. The next year I wrote my second play: 'Paradiso Problematique,' a highly surrealist piece. Which had a cult following, again, but didn't win any awards. I haven't put up any plays since because after that the rigors of the clinical years and night shifts and medical exams made that impossible. But I write. Continously."

 

DEE SUNSHINE once created a stunning collage that Smokebox Commentary editors paired with a heady essay from the editor here... When contacted re submitting here, he replied with a slew of collages. His bio is available online elsewhere.

 

DIRK VAN NOUHUYS's bio is on the [contributors] page.

 

JERRY VILHOTTI has had two collections of works accepted by a publisher: "Gods Depicting Pastime" which has the Greek gods discovering a game once played by people - who plastered their bodies with empire blue to be one with the sky and tried to figure out what the tic infested thing was about - and the second collection called "Specs in the Eyes of Seeing" that follows a little boy's journey from childhood to manhood.

 

CHANGMING YUAN is a 9-time Pushcart nominee and author of 7 chapbooks; he also published monographs on translation before moving out of China. With a PhD in English, Yuan currently edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Yuan in Vancouver, and has poetry appearing in Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline, Threepenny Review and 1189 others across 38 countries. [poetrypacific.blogspot.ca, poetrypacificpress.blogspot.ca, facebook.com/poetry.pacific]

 

*Cover artist GENE TANTA: Romanian-born, painter and poet based in central Illinois. [genetanta.com]

 

 

 

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