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Slipstream Issue 38

Slipstream #38 - Water theme issue
80 pages  |  $10.00

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Featured in this issue: Lew Forester, Christine Pacyk, M.P. Powers, Kelly Talbot, Robbie Gamble, Jane Craven, Heikki Huotari, Jonathan Greenhause, Kevin Ridgeway, Matthew J. Spireng, Lynn Otto, Jacob Budenz, Rochelle Jewel Shapiro, Deborah L. Davitt, Andrew Hemmert, Robert Carr, Jeff Bagato, Richard Murray, Deborah Allbritain, Kelly Fordon, Anna DiMartino, Clyde Kessler, Guy R. Beining, William Palmer, KG Newman, Ed Taylor, Lori Anne Gravley, Alex Andrew Hughes, Alan Catlin, AR Dugan, Donna M. Davis, Robin Boyd, Michael Mark, Kenneth Feltges, Jason Irwin, Elaine Mintzer, Natalie Homer, Ace Boggess, Jim Daniels, J Mari, William Doreski, Max Stephan, Sara Ries, Kristin Camitta Zimet, Ella Flores, J.H. Hall, Liz Ahl, Lyn Lifshin, Katharyn Howd Machan, Bernadette Geyer, Pat Phillips West, Deborah H. Doolittle, David Chorlton, Richard K. Olson, Frank J. Dunbar, Vanessa Zimmerman, and Simon Perchik.
Artwork: Front Cover - Hermin Abramovitch, Back Cover - Iumi Richard-Crow, Featured Photography - Jayne Marek


Exit, Stage Left, by Robert L. Penick Exit, Stage Left
By Robert L. Penick

"Penick is gritty. Like the photographer who finds beauty in abandoned houses and cracked surfaces, his work makes the reader appreciate the sweat, dust and failure we brush against, then turn our minds from. He is the tour-guide of the ignored. He demands a broadening of our humanity and he does so with hope, precision, and humility."
—Cliff Wieck
author of Hagiography and Bestiary

"Within the pages of Exit, Stage Left, Penick over and over again pulls forth these distilled, crystalline shards of loss and hope and an unflagging, quiet dignity in the face of the whirlwind."

Keith Rosson
author of The Mercy of the Tide and Smoke City

"These hard-hitting poems roll into a reader's consciousness like a 'great wheel of pain' and stay there, leaving us breathless."
Sandy Coomer
author of Rivers Within Us and editor of Rockvale Review

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