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My friend [personal profile] serene has a wonderful ear for words, which she uses to select work for her fine publication, 42 Magazine. I won't deny I am saying that in part because she likes to publish my poetry. :) But words from every page of the latest issue of 42 Magazine pounced on me as I turned the pages.

"Before Kaveri started to die she lived briefly like a flowering cactus, all thorns and ablaze with colors." ("One Step One Step and a Limp," Smriti Ravindra)

"I must insist on appropriate attire for dinner," Whistler's mother clucked. ("Inside Out," Hall Jameson)

"After he ate salad your father was coaxed out of the kitchen and into a van by a preacher named Rodney." ("Things that Came Out of the Kitchen," Grace Maselli)

"'pretty' is a word you can hit with a stone to watch it crumple and tear" ("The Wasp Garden," Story Boyle)

"A billboard pasted to the window read, 'Every book ever published in stock.'" ("Bibliopolis," Frank Roger)

"The house is quiet but never silent." ("Nothing Here Can Wash Away," Amanda England)

"Fragrant as a bee's buzz." ("Lemonovember," Daniel Ari)

"She reaches out—a slash of arm through air—and misses her target." ("Four Minutes," Jennifer Stern)

"The fog rests on the asphalt, our houses a collection of gables and shingles in the Savannah mist." ("Betty's Branch," Linda Heuring)

"Her bones would probably crunch like a cricket shell
but I doubt her marrow could be as silvery" ("Cosmovore Meets Her Antithesis," Kristi Carter)

"Theresa wanders into the swamplands in her dreams. Sometimes she is on a bicycle" ("Notes on a Father," Jenny Maloney)

Date: 6 Nov 2012 07:44 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] serene

i have rarely felt as understood and appreciated as I do right now. Thank you. *&*

Date: 6 Nov 2012 09:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] submarine_bells
Yeah, I'm definitely looking forward to the arrival of my copy with much anticipation. :-)

Date: 10 Nov 2012 02:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] eggcrack
These are all so lovely!

Date: 6 Nov 2012 11:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wow, those are some marvelous lines. My favorite: "Her bones would probably crunch like a cricket shell but I doubt her marrow could be as silvery." It reminds me of T.S. Eliot.

Some of the story titles are amazing too. I especially like "The Wasp Garden." (I like non-ordinary gardens.) And, of course, "Bibliopolis."

Date: 8 Nov 2012 11:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You know me so well. *squishy hugs*


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