Fall 2009, #16
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Poetry Guest Editor Note

It is a great honor to bring poetry to Web Del Sol at Thanksgiving. Instead of a plate of mashed potatoes I have selections from some very dear friends whose work I have always admired: Michael Kelleher, Aaron Lowenger, Brook Johnson, Amy King. I was allowed to choose 10 poets and I chose five men and five women. These poets compose in new streams of language, flowing in and around, reaching for something a bit farther, expressing something wonderful in the world. I hope you enjoy. Included are never-before-published works from BlazeVOX [books]: Thief by Katrinka Moore; all the jawing jackdaw by Nava Fader, The Best Word for the Job of Mourning by Jessica Baron; FOOTNOTES TO ALGEBRA: Uncollected Poems 1995-2009 by Eileen R. Tabios; ARTIFICIAL LIFE by Michael Gessner; and Blood Will Tell by Craig Paulenich.

Happy Thanksgiving!



Geoffrey Gatza is the editor and Publisher of BlazeVOX [books] and the author of seven books of poetry; Kenmore: Poem Unlimited and Not So Fast Robespierre are now available from Menendez Publishing. HouseCat Kung Fu: Strange Poems for Wild Children is also available from Meritage Press. He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY (1993) and Daemen College, Amherst, NY (2002), and served as a U.S. Marine in the first gulf war. He lives in Buffalo, NY with his girlfriend and two cats. He is also the chef in residence for the Just Buffalo Big Night series.