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Stories & Essays
A Day In the Life
By Sida Li
Eight Minutes
_ By Michael Gettings
_ By Max Gordon
One September Morning
_ By Brian G. Ross
_ By Len Joy
Reading Between the Lines
_ By Michael Gettings
Scarring Truth
_ By M.W. Hamel
Snapshots of the Ordinary
_ By Monica Lee
_ By Robert Connal
_ By Daliso Chaponda
The Jury
_ By Jeremy Tavares
The Thief
_ By Marva Dasef
The Train to Pennsylvania
_ By C.L. Atkins

735 Miles to Nootka Island
_ By Nicholas D. Klacsanzky
Al Fresco Cafe Poems #125
_ By Duane Locke
Al Fresco Cafe Poems #127
_ By Duane Locke
_ By Lynn Strongin
Gilded Candy
_ By Mina Blue
Marriage 2
_ By Christine Redman-Waldeyer
Memo to Italy
_ By Andrew Francis
Rain, Your Words, and the Agony...
_ By Betina Evancha
_ By Juliette Capra
_ By Christine Redman-Waldeyer
The Unspoken Eloquence of the Sword
_ By Anne Nialcom
Three Shades of Grey
_ By Monica Lee
We Pay
_ By Betina Evancha
White Dread
_ By David Snyder
_ By Betina Evancha

Art & Photography
Keira Anderson
_ Photography
Anne-Julie Aubry
_ Paintings
Whitney Clegg
_ Photography and Drawings
Eman Reharno Jeman
_ Photography, Graffiti, and Drawings
Mike Pomery
_ Paintings
Jennifer Robbins-Mullin
_ Photography
Madia Krisnadi Widodo
_ Photography
Penny Wilson
_ Mixed Media and Digital Art

Al Fresco Cafe Poems #127
By Duane Locke

Nearness spotlights

Iím non-objective,
Abstract, a guitar
With a costume.

Stoically, I hide
His garden, his girl.

A pair like us
Closed Eden's gate.



DUANE LOCKE has a Doctor of Philosophy degree, specializing in poetry from Donne to Marvell. During his academic career at a less-than-mediocre university where he wasted much of his life, he taught varied courses in poetry from Homer to Michael Palmer. After being forcefully evicted from his fifty year home in the Tampa crime district and slums by what he calls "The Tampa Gestapo" (city inspectors), Duane now lives by a lake populated with wild birds in Lakeland, Florida. His Tampa environment was pimps, prostitutes, drug dealers, and the homeless, but now is Snowy Egrets, Wood Ibis and Wood Ducks. Duane has had over 5,000 poems published. He has also had over 276 photos published, mainly pictorials of Tampa trash and Lakeland's mystic flowers. He has also had a number of one man art shows and exhibitions of his paintings throughout Florida, and the entire Spring 2004 issue of the magazine Bitter Oleander is devoted to a 92-page interview and sixty of his poems. The book Extraordinary Interpretations by Gary Monroe has a discussion of his paintings. He is listed in Who's Who in America 2006 (Marquis).