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  May 2005
volume 3 number 2
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  featured poets
  contributing poets
  prose feature
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volume 3 number 2 May 2005
    Sadly, National Poetry Month is over, but the memory lives it always does in Los Angeles.

    Between several features and Worldfest 2005, I could barely keep up. And every time I turned around, there were so many fabulous features and venues happening...a girl could get spoiled trying to figure out where to go.

    For me the answer is to come back to where I always begin-at poeticdiversity.

    We have some new additions this issue. We are debuting our "Center Stage" column with a two-part interview of California Poet Laureate Nominee, Luis Rodriguez. We'd also like to welcome aboard our new editors Julia Bemiss, Aire Celeste Norell, and Angel Uriel Perales.

    Our poetry features this issue are Ulrike Gerbig, Kenneth Gurney, Scott Kaestner, Leslie Maryann Neal, and Sam Skow. Our prose feature is David Herrle, and our artist-in-residence is local poet, teacher and photographer Jerry Hicks. We have reviews by Carlye Archibeque, Julia Bemiss, Peggy DoBreer, Francisco Dominguez, Laura Lionello, Aire Celeste Norell, and Douglas Richardson; interviews with G. Murray Thomas and Rick Bursky by Douglas Richardson and Angel Uriel Perales, and an essay by yours truly.

    We also have more poetry and prose from Aurora Antonovic, Tom Berman, Cristogianni Borselli, Dana Campbell, Jared Carter, Tobi Cogswell, Peggy Dobreer, Marvin Dorsey, Melissa Fischer, Steve Goldman, Melanie Gonzalez, Wendy Groskopf, Debashish Haar, Matt Harris, Gene Justice, Paula Sfeir Kattan, Harold Lorin, Hany Haggag Abdl Mobdy, Greggory Moore, Christopher Mulrooney, Craig Murray, Dave Nordling, Brenda Petrakos, Catherine Rajca, Cat Risinger, Ariel Robello, Lee Sloca, Kate Soto, Eric Steineger, Mark Taylor, Clee Villasor, and the poeticdiversity staff.

    As for me, I am going on the road for a bit. If you have any questions, comments or condemnations, please direct them to

    See you in August.

marie lecrivain

executive editor


executive editor/publisher marie lecrivain
contributing editors charles claymore, carol smallwood, angel uriel perales, alicia winski
webmaster reggie ige
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