by John Grey The woman at the next tableis eating meatballs with linguini.She’s attractive,but long strands of pasta,dollops of sauce,are the great equalizer. There’s a blob of redon her pert nose,a couple of spotslike instant freckleson her cheeks. Even that sensuous mouthis more like a gag reelthan a launching padfor kisses,as she tries to slurpaContinue reading “A Meal of Herself”
by John Grey How succinctly the seaspeaks to my origin.How triumphantly heaven mounts the sky,stakes out a radiant blueness. One gathers threads of existencedeep beneath.The other skims the hiss of swells,from shoreline to horizon. At my feet, the invisible rolls in.Above me,the scripture is taken upby gull and pelican disciples. On a slow walk alongContinue reading “My Evolution”
by John Grey The bird doesn’t admire but threatensits reflection –a rival with scarlet top-notch raised it hops about, girding itselffor battle, flicks its tailback and forth likea reaping hook, shrieksa short, harsh kwut – the cardinal marks its territoryas surely as the onewho parkedthat ’77 Mustang,polishes its preening actas bright as the salacious chromeContinue reading “Cardinal Spies Its Reflection in a Hub Cap”
by John Grey It’s early November.Trees are shedding leaveslike divas do lovers.Naked limbs shiver,unprepared for thenorth wind invasion.The farmer avertsthe gun to his head,hugs his stock,kisses his haystacks,surrenders his fields tocoming winter.His wife criesthe usual phantom’s tears.Daughter Adele is fifteen,stares at herself in the mirror.Dreams supportwhatever miracles are out there.The farm knows nothing.The bank knowsContinue reading “End of the Farming Year”
by John Grey That cabin in the woods,Sam built himself.He cut down trees.He hammered and sawednature into submission.It’s just one roomwith a bed, a table,and a fireplace,but it owes its lifeto his hands,his skill with tools,his determinationto deliver on his vision.A friend of mine paintsbut it’s the roofthat keeps the rain out,not whatever he slapsContinue reading “Construction”
We are pleased to announce our Spring 2022 edition of confetti. CONTRIBUTORS Fiction by: Catherine Alexander, Alex R. Encomienda, J.P.J. Fox, Terry John Malik, Eadbhard McGowan, Malaena Nahmias, Dana Trick, Judy Voss Non-fiction by: Jeffrey Feingold Poetry by: Angela Acosta, Bidisha Chakraborty, Maid Čorbić, PW Covington, Oriada Dajko, TAK Erzinger, Joseph A Farina, John Grey, Lisa O’Neil Guerci, Jennifer Ruth Jackson, George Perreault, Mahbubat Salahudeen, Sunil Sharma, Pat St. Pierre, Linda Tancs Play by: Veronica Brown See the full Table of Contents.
We are pleased to announce our Fall 2021 edition of confetti. CONTRIBUTORS Fiction by: Subrata Das, J.P.J. Fox, Christina Hoag, Mark Jabaut, Richard Natale, Niles Reddick, Daniel Tarker, Judy Voss, Patricia Walkow Non-fiction by: Barbara Alfaro Poetry by: Dee Allen, John Carew, Maid Čorbić, Joseph A Farina, Shaswata Gangopadhyay, Norbert Góra, John Grey, Lisa O’Neil Guerci, LaVern Spencer McCarthy, Joan McNerney, Bruce McRae, Arik Mitra, P. Muralidharan, Katharine Schulz, Gabriel Sebastian Play by: Dave Patton See the full Table of Contents.
listed alphabetically by last name Shaswata Gangopadhyay One of the prominent faces of contemporary Bengali poetry, Shaswata started writing in the mid-90s. Born and brought up at Kolkata, he has participated in several different international poetry festivals of Europe and both North and Latin America. His poems are all-time publishing in all six continents throughContinue reading “Writer Profiles G–I”