Monthly Archives: October 2016

Stevieslaw: Don’t Get Too Comfortable

  by Steven Deutsch   Don’t Get Too Comfortable When I was five or six my brother told me I was swapped at birth. “Dad liked the idea of two boys,” he said one night, in the tenement room we … Continue reading

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West Wind

The Cremation of Percy Bysshe Shelley, by Louis Édouard Fournier (France), 1889.     West Wind “Lift me as a wave, a leaf, a cloud…” (Percy Bysshe Shelley, “Ode to the West Wind”) We let the west wind take his … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: Our Debate Takeaway

Stevieslaw: Our debate takeaway After breakfasting on smoked mackerel, our fearless reporter, Smokey Diamond explained the debate in the following way: Hillary Clinton, the nominee of the Democratic Party, promised that she would bring all the nations and groups with … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: And now what?

Stevieslaw: And now what? It is becoming increasingly apparent to those with their finger upon the pulse of American life, that the world as we know it will come to a crashing halt on the night of November 8th. On … Continue reading

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If I Were an Editor at Silver Birch Press

If I were an editor at Silver Birch Press and read My Auspicious Publishing Ploy I would be perplexed. Is that the poem? Or is it perhaps the title of the poem? Have those persnickety, hyper-modern line breaks, often ill-chosen … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw Exclusive: Trump to vote for Hillary

Stevieslaw Exclusive: Donald Trump to vote for Hillary In an exclusive interview with Donald Trump this morning, our fearless reporter, Smokey Diamond, learned that Trump will vote for Hillary Clinton for President. Mr. Trump, who has confided in Smokey in … Continue reading

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Dear Brueghel-just appeared in the Ekphrastic Review

Venus Frigida, by Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish), 1614. Dear Brueghel, by Steve Deutsch Venus Frigida, by Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish), 1614. Dear Brueghel, Stop by at your good time to see the piece. I’ve named it Venus Frigida. It turns … Continue reading

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