FROM RECENT ISSUES:
Larry Lefkowitz' memoire, A Face From the Past, takes him back almost a half century to a basketball court in the old Y.M.H.A. building on Stockton Street in Trenton, New Jersey, where former New Jersey Senator and NBA star Bill Bradley was guest of honor at the league championship awards ceremony.
It was the winter our guy took the White House
Continue reading Dallas 2009 by Romie Stott.
At the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Zoe Gabriel of Hyattsville, Maryland wants to read the paint with her fingers, "like Braille." Poetry by Zoe Gabriel.
POEMS by Barbara Daniels and Linda Leedy Schneider
"The Camino de Santiago in Spain stands alongside the Hajj to Mecca and the circumambulation of Tibet's Mount Kailash as one of the world's great pilgrimage routes..." Photo-essay by Patrick Pfister. You can visit Patrick on his own website for more photos, poems, and accounts of his travels.
First prize ($200): John Grey's "The Wolf Man Will Be With You in a Moment."
Second ($100): Angela Consolo Mankiewicz, "From."
Third place ($50): Sheema Kalbasi, "The Passenger."
Jerseyworks now pays its poets and artists. See Masthead for details.
Don't miss "The Oral History of Dolphins" and other poems by New Zealand writer Holly Painter. Also: "How to Read a Choose Your Own Adventure Book" and "Hemingway's House" by Christina M. Rau. Page includes additional poems by second-prize winner Angela Consolo Mankiewicz.
Nimbus by Peter Schwartz, whose work was featured last December at the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery in Chelsea NYC. Click for more.
THE PLAZAS OF BARCELONA
Trina Scordo. The Asbury Park poet's latest work now accompanies her 2002 Jerseyworks collection. In something lighter than a jugular vein, check out Wagenheim's verse, "The Ballad of Pubic Pediculi"), and more seriously if you will, four new poems plus six by Mary Kennan Herbert, and finally two poets new to jerseyworks, Max Gutmann and Marisha Huber.
To accompany her prose poem concerning an encounter at a gas station in Berkeley Heights, NJ, we present three poems by Michèle LaRoche of Berkeley Heights. In French with translations by Ron Gaskill. POETRY
The Train Continues... has been added to Therèse Halscheid's previous jerseyworks collection. Halscheid's latest book, Uncommon Geography, is now available from Carpenter Gothic Publishers.
NANCY KAY PETERSON —Four poems.
Poetry by ELLIOT RICHMAN Read about conversations deep in the night, shadows and garbage, sailors and shooting stars, pyramids and Jews (sort of), girls of San Francisco, and his poetry from an aircraft carrier.
JOHN GREY, jerseyworks prize-winning poet.
Five poets: Kenneth Pobo, John Stubley, Thomas Stein, Michelle Cameron, Catfish McDaris.
Prose-poems by Australian writer Marge Cronin. Our Editor is belatedly catching on to the possibilities of the prose poem, and these have an intriguing edge.
And please don't miss the writers of Trenton State Prison.Wagenheim ( jerseyworks 2003 first place poetry winner and author of the short story "We Beat Whitey Ford" ) leads a creative writing group at Trenton State and for the past several months has been sending us both prose and poetry. In this issue, we bring our readers poetry by Marvin Ali Mays, Anthony Leahey, Eugene Thomas, and Jamal Muhammad. Writers to appear soon include, among others, Richard D'Agostino, Sammy Moore, Desi Ricardo Sykes, and Christopher Flynn.
POETRY BY CHARLES FISHMAN
SHIRLEY LAKE, Editor of Still Waters Press
Poem by Sharlene Chiang: ex-Jersey girl sends a vision from Berkeley, CA.
Paintings by John Turnbull
THE MONKEY DIARY, Thomas Boulan's second story to appear on the pages of jerseyworks. See also LAST BRAVE ACT. Thomas Boulan's fiction has appeared in many journals; he is a social worker in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
ARRIVAL, short story by Ryan Miller: A professor observes the ritual return of students to a mythic women's college, where "the fullness of being is not in refinement, but in the discovery of the limits of experience..."
Short story set in Newark by New Jersey writer Kal Wagenheim: Purple Heart.
An Interview with Bernard Paul Sypniewski,
COFFEE WITH GOD, a short story by Kal Wagenheim.
Two short stories: Of Clams and Men by Nancy Priff, and Melissa Montimurro's Shooting Star,
FOUR ON THE APPLE
Cumberland County panoramas. Visit "the other" South Jersey. Or maybe this is the real South Jersey, where the words "Jersey corn" and "Jersey tomato" have attained their highest meaning. Scroll further to see Sypniewski's impressionist images of Brussels and Poland, his visit to a poetry reading, and his images at the circus.
COFFEE WITH GOD, a short story by Kal Wagenheim.
Melissa Montimurro, "Parasol" and "Mourning Becomes Electra," past fiction prize-winner.
NANCY KAY PETERSON —Four poems. Poetry by David Breeden also appears on this page.
Nancy Priff, "Cranberry Love," past jerseyworks fiction prize-winner.
The Train Continues... has been added to Therése Halscheid's previous jerseyworks collection. Halscheid's latest book, Uncommon Geography, is now available from Carpenter Gothic Publishers.
SUMMER PAST: FOUR POEMS BY ELLIOT RICHMAN ARE ADDED TO HIS COLLECTION. Read about conversations deep in the night, shadows and garbage, sailors and shooting stars, pyramids and Jews (sort of), girls of San Francisco, and his poetry from an aircraft carrier.
Dale Tushman's 2007 prize winning poem is accompanied by the poetry of Svea Barrett, Sari Grandstaff, and Erum Ahmed.