|volume 5 number 3
| † † What you leave behind is not engraved in stone monuments, but woven into the lives of others - Pericles
† † Poetry is ephemeral. How many of us have heard the snippets of words that float into our ears, curl into the crevices of our unconscious mind, and then resurface at the strangest moments? Iíve lost count.
† † Weíre headed into our fifth year. Sixteen issues, several hundred poets and writers and artists, as well as a few editors have left their indelible mark on poeticdiversity. Iíll say it again: None of us could keep this publication going without any of youÖ especially the Readers. Thank you.
† † I gladly give thanks, and sadly, say farewell, to Tess. Lotta, my poetry editor. Tess has been an invaluable help to me with the poetry features. Her poetic gifts and editorial expertise will be missed. But, there are always martinis and memories Ė oh, wait, T.M.I.! (smile). Tess will be finishing her doctoral thesis, and is working on her own publication, Media Cake eMagazine. If youíre a writer or reader of quality, Google a slice of Media Cake. It rocks!
† † When one person leaves, another person(s) enter(s). I would like to welcome back Julia Bemiss, who is assuming the post of managing editor, and Charles McKillips, our new proofreader/contributing editor. Both of them are gifted writers/editors/fine people, so I look forward to a fruitful and poetic partnership.
† † Also, I want to offer a big thanks to the guest editor for this issue: Surf Zombie. Surf is published in this issue, and if you can guess who Surf is, email me, and Iíll tell you if you're right.:)
† † Keep the poetry and prose coming. We value your truth and your words.
† † In this issue:
† † Featured Poets: Jerry Garcia, Eloise Klein Healy, Robert Maiolo, Richard Modiano, and Lisa Marie Sandoval.
† † Prose Feature: Zarchary Locklin.
† † Contributing Poets/Writers: Theresa Antonia, Aurora Antonovic, Tom Berman, Heithem Black, Jack G. Bowman, Charles Brooks, Deborah Edler Brown, Sir Mark Bruback, Elissa Calvin, Ed Coet, Piper Davenport, Shalia DeGuzman, Mike Dias (finally!), Kenneth Gurney, Nika Hoffman, Victor D. infante, Tao Jones, Scott Kaestner, Deborah P. Kolodji, Dimitris P. Kraniotis, Marie Lecrivain, Alexandra Leggat, Adam Lowis, Rick Lupert, Paul McConnell, david mclean, Robert John Miller, Christopher Mulrooney, Scott Nichols, Dave Nordling, Rita Odeh, Maurice Oliver, Marc Olmstead, Angel Perales, Elijiah Rios, Poet-broker Rosenthal, Walter Ruhlmann, Ashley Rumery, Iftekhar Sayeed, Justin Scupine, Annette Sugden, Mary Ann Sullivan, and Ilona Timoszuk.
† † Guest Essayist: Mike the Poet on "The Tip of the Iceberg" that is the Los Angeles literary and music scene.
† † A Personal History of Rock 'N' Roll: The fourth installment in an on-going series by G. Murray Thomas.
† † Reviews: Kalamity Jís Motherís Urn, Memoir Dust, Dave Mcleanís a hunger for mourning, Harry E. Northupís Red Snow Fence, Maurice Oliverís One Remedy is Travel, and Jan M. Steckel's Underwater Hospital.
† † Artists in Residence: Tatiana Tulskaya.
† † Have a happy and safe New Year! See you in April!
||g murray thomas, charles claymore, carol smallwood, angel uriel perales, deborah l. warner, annette sugden
||maurico alejandro ramos
||puff, guinness, mr. poe (dearly departed), and vince