Author Archives: Charlie

“Flashcards” by Thomas Nowak

from Cartridge Lit, May 19, 2014 Review by Elisabeth Cook Recently, on a car trip, I read“Flashcards” by Thomas Nowak to my boyfriend. I had been happy to find the series of poems in Cartridge Lit after coming across Nowak’s “Mr. … Continue reading

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“January 19, 1969” by Gerard Sarnat

from Star 82 Review Issue 2.2: Summer 2014 Review by Howard Richard Debs Gerard Sarnat is my kind of poet. First of all he “lives” way beyond the literary beltway, following in the footsteps of those from Chaucer, a clerk … Continue reading

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“So Little” by Josey Foo

 from Brevity Issue 46: May 2014 Review by Liz Blood Flash nonfiction is a funny little mixed breed. I’ve been using that term mixed breed wrong since – well, forever. Usually, it refers to dogs with purebred ancestors, i.e., the sire of … Continue reading

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“Cold Spell” by John Brehm

from The Sun Magazine May 2014 Review by Pamela Taylor John Brehm’s “Cold Spell” captivates the reader for a longer spell than its 36 words. These two-line stanzas give the feeling of being all the poet can manage to spit out … Continue reading

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“A Bridge to You” by Debbie Urbanski

From Necessary Fiction, May 14th, 2014 Review by Charlie Geoghegan-Clements It’s a cliché, but no less true for being so, that often what is most important is understated or unsaid. In “A Bridge to You” by Debbie Urbanski, silence, brevity, … Continue reading

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“Casual, Flux” by Molly O’Brien

from Paper Darts March 25, 2014. Review by Charlie Geoghegan-Clements With the detachment of a scientific observer, Molly O’Brien’s “Casual, Flux” tells the story of a friendship becoming vaguely more, casual and in flux, as the title hints. The story is … Continue reading

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“Pioneers” by Lydia Conklin

from The Southern Review, Winter 2014. Review by A.W Marshall In Lydia Conklin’s “Pioneers” she reveals ten-year-old Coco’s sense of otherness and her eventual transformation into knowing she is in fact not a she, but a he. While this seems like a … Continue reading

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