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Spring 2011


- R. Baldasty
Beloved Albatross
- D. Bastianutti
From Trã Bãn
- K. Cain
The Current (La Corrente)
- L. Calio
Down with the King
- M. Cirelli
May Mass – 1957
- L. Dolan
- G. Fagiani
Persephone’s Devotion to Her Mother
- M. Fazio
- V. Fazio
- D. Festa
L’Amour, L’Amour on Summer Afternoons (L’Amour, L’Amour D’estati Filuvespiri)
- M. Frasca
- S. Jackson
- W.F. Lantry
Little Swift
- R. León
Since You Asked
- M. Lisella
Dublin 2010
- V. Maher
39 Fifth Avenue
- C. Matos
Sunrise in Sicily
- A. O’Donnell
Watching Monzú at Work
- F. Polizzi
L’incontru (Rendezvous)
- N. Provenzano
Propriu Quannu Sta Scurannu (When the Day Is Almost Over)
- N. Provenzano
Bones (Le Ossa)
- D. Pucciani
- E. Swados
Mount Etna
- G. Syverson
Poet Jack Foley Says, “We’re Not Writing for Eternity
- J. Wells
Lord of Winter
- A. Zanelli

Elizabeth Swados


It is the season of things.
Things are going up on doors.
Things are hanging from lampposts.
Things are on display on large glass
Things with things to make them sparkle
And things to tell us what these things
Will cost. People line up before thing stores
To get the newest things on sale.
50% off things. The cheapest things.
And soon things will fly high in the air
Attached to string things modeled after
Things shown on TV. Children’s things.
Adults breathing heavily this year
Because they will not be able to collect
Or give as many things and things
Will lie sad and torn and grimacing on their
Thing shelves in their thing stores.
The things that go into homes rest
Proudly in their thing places, held
By thing hands pretending or actually loving the things they received.
This time of year there are so many things
You desperately need several things
To accommodate the things that have
There is nothing to hold them.