Monarch Bonfire

by James Cochran Gather firewood to decipher inscrutable bark beetlehieroglyphs inscribed on pale wood of standing dead tree.slow tilt of trunk giving way to chainsaw’s whineand gravity’s quiet persuasion. 2 persimmon trees stand beside ancient burial moundbranches interwoven dropping muted orange fruitsfor deer and coon and me to eat. I sit in October chill betweenContinue reading “Monarch Bonfire”

Fall 2022 Edition

We are pleased to announce our Fall 2022 edition of confetti. CONTRIBUTORS Fiction by:  Steve Carr, William Cass, DC Diamondopolous, J.P.J. Fox, Scott Archer Jones, Sharyn Kolberg, Mario Lowther, Don Noel, Niles Reddick, Kristin H. Sample, John Sheirer, Adam Strassberg, Leon Taylor, Judy Voss Non-fiction by:  Malaena Nahmias Poetry by:  R. A. Allen, Dennis J Bernstein, Matt Chalmers, James Cochran, John Dorroh, Joshua Gage, John Grey, Lisa O’Neil Guerci, Jack D. Harvey, Mary Kennelly, Chelsie Kreitzman, Allan Lake, Oksana Lizunova, DS Maolalai, Paweł Markiewicz, Nazanin Mirsadeghi, Susan Oleferuk, Gerard Sarnat, William Teets Art by:  Janice Williams See the full TableContinue reading “Fall 2022 Edition”


by James Cochran We are pilgrims of pain, assembled in Williamson, West Virginia…Mingo County: epicenter of dual epidemics, the most obese countyin the most obese state in the country, also one of the hardest hitby the opioid crisis. For 24 hours on a November weekend we will make our hajj,perambulating endlessly a path not aroundContinue reading “Pain/Killers”

Writer Profiles A–C

Angela Acosta Angela Acosta is a bilingual Latina poet and Ph.D. Candidate in Iberian Studies at The Ohio State University. She was recently nominated for Best of the Net and she is a 2022 Dream Foundry Contest for Emerging Writers finalist. Her speculative poetry has or will appear in On Spec, Eye to the Telescope,Continue reading “Writer Profiles A–C”