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What the Editor Wants: “The Dancers”

Those of us who submit fiction and poetry to literary magazines are very familiar with calls for submission.  We pore over them--eagerly at first, then anxiously--looking for just the right  home for each of the precious darlings we have written into this world. Genre, word count, deadline, and manuscript format? No problem there. I have … Continue reading What the Editor Wants: “The Dancers”

“Choir Practice” by Carol L. Gloor

I hope you enjoy this small moment of grace from as much as I did. It’s a gift.

Background photo: Brian Smithson/Flickr, CC BY 2.0.
Manipulation and design layout: Elizabeth Stark

Carol L. Gloor is a retired attorney who writes poetry only when she feels like it.  Nonetheless, many online and hard copy journals have seen fit to publish her, most recently Highland Park Poetry – Winter Musesand Rust Belt Chicago.  Her full length poetry collection, Falling Back, will be published sometime in the Spring, 2018, which is a good thing because she needs to start caring about the poems in it, again.  She made enough money as a lawyer to be in the middle class, but quit when the irritation factor started to overwhelm the good stuff, the point where she started  having dreams about telling clients what she really thought of them.  Poetry is much more fun, although there’s no money in it, but she’s too old to care at this point.  Better just to pet the cats.

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February Doldrums & The Land of Counterpane

Here in northern New England, we hit the winter doldrums come February. Too many cold days. Too much dirty, pockmarked snow.  Too much ice on the driveway. Too much time cooped up inside. The pellet stove has left a fine layer of black soot on all the windowsills, and everybody's sick. Recently, one of the … Continue reading February Doldrums & The Land of Counterpane