Tuesday, May 1, 2018
New issue is live. Reviews of Christine Stoddard, Sean Thomas Doughtery and @uniambic Fiction, poetry, & Dogfish Head Prize guidelines
The complete guidelines to the Dogfish Head Poetry Prize are on the front page. Start working those manuscripts. Cash, beer, publication, and weekend at the Dogfish Head Inn. Pretty cool prize, ya dig?
This issue features:
reviews Christine Stoddard's Mestiza.
James Bourey reviews Tim Strong and
reviews Sean Thomas Dougherty's newest collection, The Second O of Sorrow, from BOA.
reviews Colleen Andersen and Claudia Van Gerven,
and Stephen Scott Whitaker reviews Grant Clauser's Reckless Constellations.
Featuring poetry by L. Ward Abel, Gale Acuff, Thomas Dorsett, Loralee Clark, Michael Galko, S.C. Hahn, Clyde Kessler, Sandra Kohler, Ken L. Jones, Greg Moglia, Charles Rammelkamp, Robert Jo Stout & Martin Willitts
Monday, April 30, 2018
Sunday, April 29, 2018
José Andrés Travels in Spain Late night, I watch PBS through the static from my rabbit ears. José Andrés goes through Spain, tasting the finest pastries Hand-baked in a wood burning oven and sprinkled With powdered sugar. He takes a trip Through Catalonian wine country and samples Garnacha grapes from decade-old barrels On the estate of some noble family. José Andrés is a man going bald with a paunchy stomach. It seems he’s spent his life traveling and drinking. He knows much about pastries, deserts, and grapes, But I don’t think he knows wine. José Andrés drinks the glass That some other man places in front of him And always says it’s excellent. He doesn’t search For places to visit because producers pay vineyards and restaurants To bring him meals. Watching José Andrés makes me hungry And angry. The image of food on television doesn’t fill my stomach. I’m not the fat man in a club in Ibiza beside Half-dressed women at four in the morning. I haven’t Ambled through Cádiz down to the shore Hung-over after Carnival, but just a little. José Ramón Andrés Puerta, I’ll search out wine for myself, and there won’t be TV cameras. If I’m lucky, I’ll scuff my shoes, let ripped canvas have celebrity, Point to the bottom of the menu and say, “That. I want the bottle of that.”
Saturday, April 28, 2018
--from the archives of The Broadkill Review
Denise Clemons holds a BA in Biopsychology from Vassar College and an MA in Writing from Johns Hopkins University. She spent the first twenty years of her career as an executive in the technology industry before escaping the corporate world to devote her energies to the non-profit arena. When Denise moved to Lewes, DE in 2005, she began writing the weekly food column for the Cape Gazette newspaper. She has published fiction, non-fiction and poetry in journals, chapbooks and anthologies.