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Archive October 2009

Over and Over

October 31, 2009 by · 1 comment

Drew Logan Hard Bread Hard Time Hard Luck Now and then Soft Woman Soft Mouth Soft Work Photo: Kamen Ferdinandov Arís is Arís Arán crua Am crua Ádh crua Anois agus aris Bean mhín Béal mín Beatha mhín

You are burning

October 30, 2009 by · No comments

Milena Valkanova Photo: Temari 09 You are burning And I am stern We reside On the edge of expectations While you are fending off The tide Of neurotic insecurity I would caress The endeavors And little deaths But you’d rather hide Behind The oblong idea Of constantly renewed cells Of painful understanding

Still, the Earth with so much hair

October 27, 2009 by · No comments

Simon Perchik Photo: Hamed Saber Still, the Earth with so much hair is just not strong enough, the sun takes all the light it wants and every morning you watch the struggle, it ends with the sun fattened feeding her brood in the dark

Artist of the Week — Mariana Kalycheva

October 26, 2009 by · 3 comments

Galina Dzendova’s interview with Mariana Kalycheva Translation: Mira Dimova Mariana Kalycheva’s Paintings – Colourful, Emotional, Precise I met Mariana while waiting at the ticket-office at the airport in Sofia, where the overload baggage was to be declared. I knew she was fond of art before she told me anything about herself. Her smile hinted her […]

Survey courses in literature vs. Bob Dylan

October 23, 2009 by · No comments

By Ellie Ivanova Ponti Stanley Fish’s column in the New York Times is probably the most prominent place where the world meets academia. After all, the world hardly reads The Chronicle of Higher Education and it’s sad these issues are otherwise largely ignored, beyond the annual college admission campaign. Getting into college seems to be […]


October 22, 2009 by · 1 comment

Molly Weinberg (this poem was written while she was in camp during World War II) Foto: Allie_Caulfield I am the Jewish Press Agency, I know all sorts of things about the Lager, Everything from primary sources, From the best informed places, Perhaps you doubt this? Listen to the latest camp report.

Tempered Glass

October 20, 2009 by · 3 comments

Bobbi Dawn Rightmyer Photo: mattwi1s0n I’m so distorted and wavy, not at all serene My thoughts are captured like the curves in tempered glass Frosted over, trapped in dark, trapped in light Always my own, and trapped inside my head Why can’t others see as I do, the rapidly changing world The dangerous times in […]

After Babylon

October 20, 2009 by · No comments

Kristin Dimitrova Photo: Robert S.Donovan Without laboratories, without conservatories, without observatories, the small town sighs in the afternoon; pears are dropping down through people’s dreams and the town clock is struck dumb at ten to five, like a calf gaping at the men in bloodstained aprons. The mosque used to be the tallest building here,

Artist of the Week – Andrea Centazzo: I Have Always Done What I Had in Mind with No Compromises and No Regrets

October 19, 2009 by · 1 comment

Mariana Velichkova’s interview with the composer and musician Andrea Centazzo Tell us please how your carrier as a musician and a composer has started? I never had regular music school training when I was young, basically I was mostly drumming and singing with a schoolmate rock band until I was 22. After that I decided […]

At night, against the curtains

October 17, 2009 by · No comments

Aksinia Mihailova Photo: glitter feet At night, against the curtains so many moths are beating their wings, their silver dust tracing rows of knots, writing down my most enticing dream.

Apple Fritter and a Single Rose

October 16, 2009 by · 4 comments

Donal Mahoney Photo: sir_mervs After 30 years together, Carol tells me late one evening in the manner of a quiet wife that I have yet to write a poem about her, something she will never understand in light of all those other poems she says I wrote

How to Have Style

October 14, 2009 by · No comments

By Ellie Ivanova Ponti I love browsing through fashion advice books, but it’s always out of curiosity. I like to see a different interpretation of what women should look like – and how that changes through time. I never follow the advice contained in those books because I forget the specifics. And they are so […]

Joel DiGirolamo: I like to bring depth to the corporate experience

October 13, 2009 by · 2 comments

Katerina Stoykova-Klemer’s interview with Joel DiGirolamo Joel DiGirolamo has over 30 years of staff and management experience in Fortune 500 companies. He has a BSEE, MBA, and an MS Psychology degree. The combination of his diverse work experience and education enable him to relate to individuals at all levels and positions of any organization in […]

I listen the way bells

October 12, 2009 by · No comments

Simon Perchik Photo: zedzap I listen the way bells widen for petals :my fingers climbing in a circle and the sky I thought was lost –your lips already wings, folded back covered with rock cracking open and the storm-drenched spark means nothing.

Artist of the Week — Elizabeth Ross

October 12, 2009 by · 7 comments

Mariana Velichkova’s interview with the artist Elizabeth Ross Nomad in Venezia Please tell us about your first steps into art. I was a solitary child, who liked to “create” from nowhere things that obviously already existed. I loved the mystery that creation involved. After all those early years I never thought about art or me […]

In the World of Fashion with the Photographer James Lee

October 10, 2009 by · 3 comments

Mariana Velichkova’s interview with the fashion photographer James Lee Why did you decide to become a fashion photographer? I got bored of taking pictures of my friends and family and wanted to work with models and make my pictures look like they were from a fashion magazine and generally be more creative. I guess it’s […]

A Greek Tavern

October 10, 2009 by · No comments

Drew Logan Photo: simon.monk Blind Homer sat by the door Ulysses bought him drinks… Until the other Greeks arrived

Natalia Abramova: I wondered how an image could tell you a story or transmit you a feeling

October 9, 2009 by · 36 comments

Interview by Yana Radilova with the photographer Natalia Abramova How and when did you become involved with photography? I’ve been studying at Russian State University Of Cinematography. Every year there is a student film festival. I was charmed by the atmosphere of the place.It was really fantastic. I didn’t miss any film nor any workshop. […]

To P.

October 8, 2009 by · 3 comments

Mariana Velichkova Photo: *~Dawn~* You will move on with your life like nothing happened You will continue to laugh and smile like nothing happened You will meet new people and make new friends like nothing happened And still you can’t forget about it that, which never happened…

Collective Effort: The Making of an Anthology

October 7, 2009 by · 7 comments

Susan Christerson Brown The inspiration for When the Bough Breaks fell at our feet when an enormous branch broke away from a nearby royal paulownia tree and crashed to the ground. This shock of a gift came to us during our group’s writing retreat at Hopscotch House in Kentucky during the summer of 2007. We […]