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Spring/Summer 2002

From the Editor
Thom Didato

Robert Cohen

"Three Times Out"
fiction by
Lynn Kozlowski

"The Mysterious Life of Eppitt Clapp: An All-True False Biography"
fiction by
Julianna Baggott

fiction by
Nelly Reifler

"Proud Flesh"
fiction by
Bill Spratch

"Man Killing Minotaur"
fiction by
Shawn Aron Vandor

"Ballad of the Strong Man in New York"
"In Defense of Eva Braun"
poems by
Suzanne Burns

"The Sandbox"
poems by
Barry Ballard

"Human Condition"
poem by
M. Sammons

"Icelandic Village"
"Reykjavik Harbor"

"House and Sheep"
"Self-Portrait in Landscape"
paintings by Louisa

"The Demon Downcast"
"The Demon Seated"
"Head of the Demon"
"The Demon and Tamara"
paintings by
Mikhail Vrubel



In Defense of Eva Braun

Blonde body reclined in the Führer's bed,
Berlin in view, imperiled city impaled,
Ironwerks bisecting dress shops and war.
Alone, I mutilate novelettes, anamnesis
Of such cherished coital acts smoldering
As I wait for the man in photographs.

Over schnitzel and brandied schnapps
We once spent a torpid weekend
Denouncing brunette hair
And darker skin, like the liqueur
Of a blighted fruit cursed
To bitter the barrel bottom.

It is unbecoming for a German wife
To flinch at death, or compose
Guilt-weighted love songs for the dying.
My darling promised as we kissed
Beneath our bridal hill, bunker holding
Us safe as prayer folded in giant hands,
How cancer and old age burn
More than any gas.

© 2002 Suzanne Burns

Burns, Blight

Suzanne Burns's first collection, Blight, debuted from Archer Books in 2001. Her next poetry collection, The Flesh Procession, will be released soon, as will a short-story collection. She is currently working on a third collection of poems, Vacancy. She lives and writes from Bend, Oregon.












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