Monthly Archives: April 2009

Words and Images 2009

May 7. Mark it on your calendars. Mark it on your calves. The new issue of Words and Images will be in bookstores, including Longfellow Books and the USM Portland Bookstore.

Words and Images 2009 features the work of writers from Maine and elsewhere. Read new poetry by Adrian Blevins, Melissa Crowe, Gibson Fay-LeBlanc, and Mark Melnicove. Read new fiction by Elizabeth Searle. See original artwork by Ben Bishop, Katie Diamond, and Benjamin McDorr. See unpublished photographs by Bern Porter. See your wallet shrink by a mere $10 – but feel your brain explode times INFINITY (note: Words and Images will not actually blow up your brain…yet).

Also, read the poem that won our first annual Dos Cosas Award. The winning piece is “Inexhaustible Rooms,” by Allan Peterson.

In fact, come see and hear some of this work get read at our release party, on May 7, at One Longfellow Square, 181 State Street, Portland, ME. This event is free, all ages, and open to the public. So bring your children. Bring your grandmother. But they might have to cover their ears, because we’re offering up, for the kids, three loud, young Portland bands: Marie Stella, Huak, and the Scrapes.

If you don’t read Words and Images, you’ll hurt our feelings. The editors are not robots. No sir. The editors are human beings who think that this is some great work we have the honor of publishing. We hope that you will think likewise.

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Words and Images 2009 Table of Contents

The contents of Words and Images 2009:

“Notes from Our Contributors”: A Story by Dan Moreau

“How to Make Fatherhood Lyrical”: A Poem by Gibson Fay-LeBlanc

“Widow of Cyclops”: A Poem by Maureen Ann Connolly

“‘A Hard Man is Good to Find’”: A Story by Glenn Shaheen

“Between Her Lines”: A Poem by Todd Perry

“Dream in Which I’m Told How I Would Choose”: A Poem by Adrian Blevins

“Family Films”: A Poem by James McKenna

“The Third Man”: A Poem by Dennis Saleh

“Seven or Eight Versions of She”: A Story by Willard J. Rusch

“Film Still After David Lean”: A Poem by Alex Merrill

“Soul Train”: A Story by Glenn Shaheen

“The Method”: A Story by Patrick Hanan

“Retrospecter”: A Poem by Layla Carroll

“Pause”: Artwork by Benjamin McDorr

“Day of the Lord”: A Story by Burke Long

“These Two Eleanors”: A Poem by Melissa Crowe

“[Between the lines]”: A Poem by Lindsey Wallace

The Dos Cosas Award

Dos Cosas Award-winner “Inexhaustible Rooms”: A Poem by Allan Peterson

“Puzzles by Pablo”: A Poem by Amanda Nies

“Rule 21”: A Story by B.R. Bonner

“No Place for a Pink Angel”: A Story by Steven J. Dines

“After Fairfield Porter”: A Poem by Linda Buckmaster

“The boy who loved orange”: A Poem by Shelton Waldrep

“A 4X4 (Four Words/ Per Line, 4 Lines/ Per Stanza) Exposition of/ Bern Porter’s Appropriated Photographs”: A Poem About Bern Porter by Mark Melnicove,

with Six of Bern Porter’s Unpublished Photographs

“Ukulele Me”: A Memoir by Zoe Woodbury High

“An Interview with Salvatore Scibona”

“Dream in Which I Find Myself Confronted Yet Again With Why the Marriage Failed”: A Poem by Adrian Blevins

“The Harris Girls”: A Poem by Layla Carroll

“Turkeys”: A Poem by J.R. Solonche

“Exes in the Morning”: A Poem by Jesse Leighton

“True Love and the Giraffe”: A Story by Benjamin Chadwick

“The Way Life Should Be”: A Poem by Mia Cartmill

“Epithalamium with Adultery”: A Poem by Melissa Crowe

“&”: A Poem by Wade Linebaugh

“The Leaves Between”: Artwork by Ben Bishop

“Bloody Show”: A Novel Excerpt by Elizabeth Searle

“Notes on Thirty Years in the Life of a Ventriloquist”: A Poem by Gibson Fay-LeBlanc

“American Children”: A Story by Glenn Shaheen

“Girl Giant”: A Poem by Melissa Crowe