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“I think that the poet can write forcefully, using a different approach from a journalist, about subjects such as climate change, violence, abuse and mental illness and that this is meaningful to others. I very much believe too that poetry is a way of celebrating life. I think it deserves a central place in our world.” Myra Schneider Plant yourself in the quiet on a familiar floor or on an uncut summer… Read More

“…it is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it … anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.”  Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe Warning about the risk of fraudulent news and online disinformation becoming a normalized part of U.S. political discourse, this week PEN… Read More

“The Matador Review strives to be a cultural conservationist for the alternative world. In each issue, we offer a selection of work from both emerging and established artists, as well as exclusive interviews and reviews from creators who are, above all else, provocative.” The Editors Alternative art and literature magazine The Matador Review is accepting submissions for the Summer 2019 publication. This review featured poetry, fiction, flash fiction, and creative non-fiction, inviting all unpublished literature written… Read More

What if you slept And what if In your sleep You dreamed And what if In your dream You went to heaven And there plucked a strange and beautiful flower And what if When you awoke You had that flower in you hand Ah, what then? Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Complete Poems MASTERS REVIEW ANTHOLOGY VIII is open for entries of fiction or nonfiction up to 7,000 words through March 31 for… Read More