November 5, 2015

PAINTING COURTESY OF ERIC HILL

I've implemented a couple of changes in this issue of Indiana Voice Journal.  1. The author photographs are at the end of the posts. 2. No fictional short stories.

It is my hope that this issue of IVJ will awaken your faith and cause you to seek God's presence beyond the veil of religion, and to step into a supernatural, life-changing encounter with Jesus. God is all about relationship. He loves you. Allow yourself to take delight in the wonder, mystery, beauty, grace, and love of the Father. He's seeking you, ask Him to show you his glory.

FEATURES

~Click the links below, or scroll down to browse~

POETRY:

Two Poems By Elizabeth Brooks: "Full Circle", "Somehow"

Two Poems By Philip Brown:"My Old Sheep Dog Pain", "Joy Is Not A Feeling" 

Three Poems By Allison Grayhurst: "Getting Up", "Impossible, Only Possible  Way", "Covenant"

A Poem By Katie Hall: "Finding God on a Day at the Beach"

Four Poems By Nels Hanson: "Sanctuary", "Prayer", "Haven", "The Stone"

A Poem By Andrew Hubbard: "Revelation"

Three Poems By Michael Lee Johnson:  "Jesus Knelt in Grief Over the Death of Children", "The Christians Arrived", "Children in the Sky"

A Poem By Anna Keeler: "Children of the Sky"

Three Poems By Amy Nemecek:  "The Work of our Hands", "Prospect Park, Winter 1930", "Winter Solstice"

Three Poems By Scott Thomas Outlar: "Each and Every Breath", "Renewal Song", "Revelations in the Marrow"

Two Poems By Bruce Owens: "Unspeakable Joy", "He Is"

Three Poems By Elizabeth Poreba: " "A Question That Becomes a Complaint", "For a Beloved Minister, Who Committed Suicide", “Bequeath to death your numbness -A Winter’s Tale"

A Poem By EF Schraeder:  "Cobweb Church"

A Poem By Pat St. Pierre: "Rainbow"

Three Poems By Alisa Velaj: "A Tale", "Kindness", "Inception"


NONFICTION

An Essay By Barbara Altamirano: "Prayer and Meditation"

Creative Nonfiction Memoir By Amy Gray-Cunningham: "Daring to Believe, Amy’s Memoir as a Living Kidney Donor"

An Essay By Thomas Larson: "I Go to Church, Meet God on Film, and Find the Pastor’s Faith Lay Bare the Absence of Mine”

Creative Nonfiction By Colleen Warren: "Midwest Mimicking: Thoreau in Indiana"

Creative Nonfiction By Jennifer Waters: "Christina The Astonishing"

"Uncapping the Wells" Maria Woodworth Etter--Miracles, Signs, and Wonders with Jack and Deb Welch

Testimonies/Prophetic Words


Elizabeth Brooks resides in Tampa, Florida. She is originally from Trinidad and Tobago.  A lover of life, family, friends, a good book,  lots of laughter and continues to grow and accept many challenges. Elizabeth has currently been giving poetry reading live in Tampa. She is a librarian by profession and a part-time reference librarian at Saint Leo University, St. Leo Florida.


Two lyrical poems by Phillip Brown. Phillip also has work published in the January and February issues of Indiana Voice Journal.


Allison Grayhurst is a member of the League of Canadian Poets. She has over 675 poems published in more than 315 international journals and anthologies. Her book Somewhere Falling was published by Beach Holme Publishers in 1995. Since then she has published eleven other books of poetry and six collections with Edge Unlimited Publishing. Prior to the publication of Somewhere Falling she had a poetry book published, Common Dream, and four chapbooks published by The Plowman. Her poetry chapbook The River is Blind was published by Ottawa publisher above/ground press in December 2012. In 2014 her chapbook Surrogate Dharma was published by Kind of a Hurricane Press, Barometric Pressures Author Series in October 2014. More recently, she has a chapbook Currents pending publication this Fall with Pink.Girl.Ink. Press. She lives in Toronto with her family. She also sculpts, working with clay; www.allisongrayhurst.com




Katie Hall is a writer, artist, and free spirit. She lives in Virginia and dreams of being in summer Maine with the fresh scent of pine trees, warm air, and blue lakes. She loves to weave words that have soul, meaning, and emotion together, and hopes her wordsmithing will move mountains and people.



Nels Hanson grew up in California’s San Joaquin Valley and has worked as a farmer, teacher and writer/editor. His fiction received the San Francisco Foundation’s James D. Phelan Award and Pushcart nominations in 2010, 12, and 2014. Poems appeared in Word Riot, Oklahoma Review, Pacific Review and other magazines and received a 2014 Pushcart nomination, Sharkpack Review’s 2014 Prospero Prize, and 2015 and 2016 Best of the Net nominations.



Andrew Hubbard recently moved back to Indiana after ten years in Houston, Texas.  He has had five books published, including, most recently, his first book of poetry, "Things That Get You," which was produced by Interactive Press



Michael Lee Johnson lived ten years in Canada during the Vietnam era:  now known as the Illinois poet, from Itasca, IL.  Today he is a poet, freelance writer, photographer who experiments with poetography (blending poetry with photography), and small business owner in Itasca, Illinois, who has been published in more than 875 small press magazines in 27 countries, he edits 10 poetry sites.  Michael is the author of The Lost American: "From Exile to Freedom", several chapbooks of poetry, including "From Which Place the Morning Rises" and "Challenge of Night and Day", and "Chicago Poems".  He also has over 74 poetry videos on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/user/poetrymanusa/videos


Facebook Group:  Contemporary Poets https://www.facebook.com/groups/807679459328998/      




Anna Keeler is a poet and fiction writer attending Rollins College.    She is currently a columnist for The Odyssey Online, as well as the poetry editor for Brushing Literary Magazine. Her work has been published or is upcoming in Crab Fat Literary Magazine and Red Fez Literary Journal. She lives in Winter Park, FL.


Amy Nemecek is a freelance book editor living in rural Michigan with her husband, their teenage son, two cats, and a Yorkie. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Vine Leaves Literary Journal and Mothers Always Write. When she's not working with words, she enjoys watching baseball, playing the violin, hiking, cross-country skiing, and researching family history.


Scott Thomas Outlar hosts the site 17Numa.wordpress.com where links to his published poetry and fiction can be found. His chapbook "Songs of A Dissident" will be released in January of 2016 through Transcendent Zero Press, and his words have appeared recently in venues such as Yellow Chair Review, Dissident Voice, Literary Orphans, and Sleeve Lit Mag.

Bruce Owens has been writing poetry for 50 years. One of his poems appeared in the Robinson Jeffers Newsletter (No. 93 & 94, Winter & Spring) in tribute to friend, and fellow poet William Everson. He has been a guest lecturer at various colleges in California, lecturing on the nature of the creative process, and he has conducted poetry workshops, mainly with young adults, especially those struggling with various addictions or having come from an abusive household, using poetry as an instrument of discovery for both self, and as an entry into the world around us. His collection of poems: Eddies in the Rush (ISBN 0-971256-0-0 [149 pg.]) was endorsed by C.C. Bailey and poet William Stafford (1914-1993) a "National Book Award recipient." 

Elizabeth Poreba taught English in New York City high schools for thirty-five years and now volunteers as a docent at the Old Merchant's House in Manhattan, a tutor of conversational English at New York University, and a foot soldier for the Sierra Club. She has published a chapbook, The Family Calling (2011). Her poems have appeared in Ducts.org, First Literary Review East and Commonweal, among other print and online publications. She is the author of Vexed.


Schraeder's creative work has appeared recently in journals including GlitterwolfDark Moon Digest, Katzenhatz, Hoax,  Bloodbond, and elsewhere.  Schraeder's short fiction also appears in several anthologies, including Between the Cracks, Petals in the Pan, and others. Schraeder studied literature and philosophy in graduate school and is author of a poetry chapbook, The Hunger Tree Find more online at www.efschraeder.com


Pat St. Pierre is a freelance writer (poetry, fiction, nonfiction) for both adults and children. Her work has been published both online and in print. You may view Pat's work at: A Long Story Short, Feathered Flounder, Mountain Tales Press, Kids Imagination Train, Silver Boomer Books, Fiction 365, etc. Her third poetry book "Full Circle" was just published. She is also an amateur photographer whose photos also can be viewed online and in print. You may view some at: Sediments, Front Porch Review, Decades Review, Ken *Again, Our Days Encounter, etc.    Please visit Pat's blog at the following link:  www.pstpierre.wordpress.com.

Alisa Velaj has been shortlisted for the annual international erbacce-press poetry award in June 2014. She was also shortlisted for the Aquillrelle Publishing Contest 3 in January 2015 and was the first runner up in this contest. Velaj’s full length book of poetry “A Gospel of Light” is published by Aquillrellle in June 2015. 
The three poems published here are included in the book “A Gospel of Light” published by Aquillrellle.  Alisa Velaj’s poems are translated into English by Ukë Zenel Buçpapaj.


Barbara Altamirano is a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature whose work has appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Journal, Living for the Whole Family, The Majellan: Champion of the Family, and Pittsburgh Parent among others.

Amy Gray-Cunningham is an author, speaker, blogger and freelance/virtual assistant. She's lived in Charlotte, NC for over 30-years where she met and eventually married her high school sweetheart, Chuck Cunningham on September 26, 2009. Together they have two (almost grown) sons – Alex, 21 and Chase, 20.
Amy is a living kidney donor and is writing her first novel – Daring to Believe, Amy’s Memoir as a Living Kidney Donor, which she plans to have published in 2016.

Journalist, critic, and memoirist, Thomas Larson is the author of three books, the most recent, The Sanctuary of Illness: A Memoir of Heart Disease. He is a longtime staff writer for the San Diego Reader and Book Reviews Editor for River Teeth. Larson teaches in the MFA Program at Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio. Recent essays and reviews are in Free Inquiry, The Humanist, Counterpunch, and Solstice.
 www.thomaslarson.com


Colleen Warren is a professor of English at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, where she teaches writing and American literature. She is the author of Annie Dillard and the Word Made Flesh: An Incarnational Theory of Language, a book of literary criticism. She lives on seventeen acres of Indiana farmland bordered by woods, in which her Thoreauean cabin is set.
Visit her blog at warrenpeaceofmymind@wordpress.com


Jennifer Waters was born and raised in Michigan and has been writing for as long as she can remember. She has been going to college on and off (beginning as a liberal arts major and ending now in social and behavioral sciences) since 2003. I has had two pieces of poetry published as well as a monologue.

Maria Woodworth-Etter, Indiana Voice Journal Issue #16
Maria Woodworth-Etter
Maria Woodworth-Etter is one of my hero's of the faith. Her powerful ministry was instrumental in bringing the gospel to Indiana, and literally, to thousands upon thousands of people. She traveled across the land holding revivals, saving souls, healing the sick, casting out demons, and raising the dead. In other words, doing exactly what Jesus did; what we're all called to do. When she prayed, people were touched by God sometimes from a distance of 50 miles away. Actual newspaper reports, books, and testimonies about this amazing woman of God are numerous, and I'm sharing the links: Her books are available on Amazon.

There is a wonderful Facebook page started by Maria's great-great-great grandson Jack Welch of Lite The Fire. I reached out to Jack
through Facebook to ask if I could share his story in this issue of the journal. He agreed, and stated that he and his wife Deb would be in Anderson the following Saturday. God's timing is so perfect...We decided to meet for coffee. They are an incredible couple claiming their inheritance, walking in the anointing, and working to uncap, or re-dig, the wells of Jack's grandmother Maria Woodworth-Etter.




A PROPHETIC WORD COMES TO PASS:

My family thinks I am crazy for believing in a supernatural God who loves them. The "religious spirit" was all they ever knew of, and turned away from. About a year ago, a particular family member was going through a tough time and I asked God for a word to share with her.  He gave me a vision of her standing in a beautiful garden dressed in vivid colors. In my spirit, I heard, "she is one of the most beautiful flowers in my garden". When I relayed this message to her, she laughed and said I was just making things up to make her feel better. She said," IF God is real, there are so many people on the planet, he wouldn't bother with me". She didn't believe she was worthy of God's love or attention. But she asked me to describe the garden anyway and I said, "beautiful colors, flowers and plants, new growth and blooms all over the place and you are dressed in the colors of the garden, and there are swarms of butterflies over the garden."

November 1, 2015

Indiana Voice Journal, Veteran's Day

Indiana Voice Journal would like to say thank you to all veterans and military personnel serving the United States. Your stories are heart-wrenching, your sacrifices real. I pray your stories and your sacrifices become beams of light bringing change, love, honor, peace, and courage back to an America that no longer desires war. We love you, we celebrate you, and we hear you...

To read true stories from veteran's, or if you are a veteran and have stories you need help writing about, please visit the following link: http://veteranscominghome.org/

October 3, 2015


The English Poet John Keats summed it up pretty well when he said, "The poetry of the earth is never dead". He was right. I love the "poetic" Fall season in Indiana. Here on my little spot of earth, the autumn sunshine blends a palette of colors across the tree tops- red, yellow, gold, orange, and brown. The air is chilly, perfect for nighttime bonfires, and scented ripe with the smell of molding leaves, haystacks, and wayward apples rotting against the ground. Art, poetry, motion, and life. If you think about it, there is much life even in the act of dying.

Welcome to the October 2015 issue of Indiana Voice Journal. Our 15th issue includes 20 poets, 3 creative nonfiction essays, 2 fiction stories, and a book review. It contains a masterful blend of art, poetry, motion, and life. This issue promises something for everyone. Thank you for reading and supporting these amazing authors by leaving a comment on their posts.

~IN THIS ISSUE~

POETRY

Two Poems By Jonel Abellanosa: "Card Reading", "Echo"

Poetry Excerpts By Brian Beatty: "Brazil, Indiana"

Three Poems By Don Beukes: "The Storm", "The Sentinal", "Childhood Days"

Three Poems By Carl Boon: "Meaning In Missouri", "Away-Girl", "On Falling In Love With A Syrian Refugee In Istanbul"

Three Poems By Tempest Brew: "Spree", "Damage", "Gift"

Three Poems By Isabel Chenot: ""Foreign Language", "Kite Flying", "On Seeing a Gull's Flight Reflected in a Wave"

Special Poetry Feature~ A Poem By Kay Cheshire: "Contentment"

Three Poems By Daniel de Culla: "A Particular Karma", "Concrete Tense", "Front Doors"

Three Poems By Allison Grayhurst: "Yes", "Fire and More", "Grace Mightier Than Natural Law"

Three Poems By Michael Lee Johnson: "Old Hens and Young Folks",  "Arctic Chill North", "Crossing the Border Divide" 

Three Poems By Riana Mercado: "Momentary Lapses", "In Such A Short Time", "Perhaps Next Time"

Three Poems By Jocelyn Mosman:  "Split Molecules, Everywhere",  "Scenes From New England",  "Neurosis"

Three Poems By B.B. Riefner: "Saying Kaddish For Myer", "Hollow Cost Museum", "Hope Comes In Strange Packages Cleverly Wrapped"

A Poem By Lucia Robinson: "Hancock County Pilgrimage"

Three Poems By G. David Schwartz: "To Dear Sweet Mrs. Horton", "If I Get Chocolate Fever", "Carol Wolfe Is A Fox" 

Three Poems By Adam Sedia: "All Hallows' Eve", "Autumn Leaves", "Vespers"

One Poem By Adreyo Sen: "Faery"

Two Poems By Jake Tringali: "recanted",  "on the edge of escape velocity"

One Poem By Will Wareing: "Caught In The Eye"

One Poem By Hiromi Yoshida: "Lazarus, Bloomington IN (July 2000)"

FICTION

Fiction By Adam Renn Olenn: "The One Thing We've Got"

Flash Fiction By Laurel Sparks-Sellers: "The Floating Irony"

CREATIVE NONFICTION/ESSAYS

Two Creative Nonfiction Pieces By Gene Eller: "On the Distractions of Black Glass", and "Together Again"

Creative Nonfiction/Essay By Raymond Greiner: "Universal Consciousness"

Creative Nonfiction Article By Charles E.J. Moulton: "Burns Night in the Lilac Town"

BOOK REVIEW 

Book Review: "Edgewater" Poetry By Arthur Powers

Jonel Abellanosa resides in Cebu City, the Philippines.  His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous journals, including Pedestal (United States), Bangalore Review (India), Poetry Kanto (Japan), Cha (Hong Kong), Eastlit (Thailand), Deep Water Literary Journal (Ireland), Poetry Pacific (Canada) , Otoliths (Australia), Anak Sastra (Malaysia) and Philippine PEN Journal.  His poetry has been selected for the 2015 Dwarf Stars Anthology of the Science Fiction Poetry Association.  He has a chapbook, Pictures of the Floating World (Kind of a Hurricane Press, United States).  He is working on two full length collections, Multiverse and 100 Acrostic poems.


Other excerpts from Brazil, Indiana have appeared in or are forthcoming from Alba, Clementine Poetry Journal, Dressing Room Poetry Journal, The Glasgow Review of Books, The Moth, Poetry City USA, Right Hand Pointing, Third Wednesday and Yellow Chair Review.


Brian Beatty’s jokes, poems and short stories have appeared in numerous print and online publications, including The Bark, The Chattahoochee Review, Cimarron Review, Conduit, Dark Mountain, Elephant Journal, elimae, The Good Men Project, Gulf Coast, Hobart, Juked, McSweeney’s, Opium, Paper Darts, Phoebe, The Quarterly, Rhino, Seventeen, The Southern Poetry Review, Sulfur River Review, Sycamore Review and Urthona. Brian’s writing has also been featured in public art projects and on public radio. 

A native of Brazil, Indiana, he has lived in Minnesota since 1999. 


I was born, raised and educated in Cape Town, South Africa in the last two decades of Apartheid and also have British and EU citizenship. Now a retired teacher of English, I am following my passion to write poetry and hoping to share my literal mentality with our global village, hoping to make global citizens check their moral compass now and then in an ever changing world. As a person of mixed race heritage, I want to share my experiences whilst growing up, living  and working in a totalitarian racist regime.







Carl Boon lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey. Recent or forthcoming poems appear in Posit, The Tulane Review, Badlands, The Blue Bonnet Review, and many other magazines.











Tempest Brew is someone.  She enjoys coffee, wine (too much), and reading.








Isabel has previously had poetry appear in the Anima poetry journal, on the Atavic poetry site, and on Hedgerows small poems.  She has loved poetry as long as she can remember.  The third poem included was written about visiting a park by Lake Michigan. 

Congratulations to Kay Cheshire for her winning poem in the poetry contest benefiting On Wings of Eagles, held by Stacy Savage at  Poetry Contests For A Cause .

 Kay Nelson Cheshire is from Greensboro, NC and has a book of poetry, Beyond the Window (St. Andrews Press). She has received the North Carolina Thomas H. McDill Poetry Award. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including Weymouth-An Anthology of Poetry; the Crucible; Here’s to the Land – an Anthology of Poetry; and A Turn in Time-Piedmont Writers at the Millennium.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-aGrGV9yEA5U/Ty6hwDsAOPI/AAAAAAAADO4/GEZzflbHuOY/s1600/culla.jpgDaniel de Culla (1955) is a writer, poet, and photographer. He is also a member of the Spanish Writers Association, Director of the Gallo Tricolor Review, and Robespierre Review. He’s moving between North Hollywood, Madrid and Burgos, Spain.
Daniel de Cullá (1955 Poeta, escritor, pintor y fotógrafo, miembro fundador de la revista literaria  Gallo Tricolor. Es miembro de la  Asociación Colegial de Escritores de España. En la actualidad participa en espectáculos que funden poesía, música y teatro. 

Allison Grayhurst is a member of the League of Canadian Poets. She has over 625 poems published in more than 300 international journals and anthologies. Her book Somewhere Falling was published by Beach Holme Publishers in 1995. Since then she has published eleven other books of poetry and six collections with Edge Unlimited Publishing. Prior to the publication of Somewhere Falling she had a poetry book published, Common Dream, and four chapbooks published by The Plowman. Her poetry chapbook The River is Blind was published by Ottawa publisher above/ground press in December 2012. In 2014 her chapbook Surrogate Dharma was published by Kind of a Hurricane Press, Barometric Pressures Author Series in October 2014. More recently, she has a chapbook Currents pending publication this Fall with Pink.Girl.Ink. Press. She lives in Toronto with her family. She also sculpts, working with clay; www.allisongrayhurst.com


Michael Lee Johnson lived ten years in Canada during the Vietnam era:  now known as the Illinois poet, from Itasca, IL.  Today he is a poet, freelance writer, photographer who experiments with poetography (blending poetry with photography), and small business owner in Itasca, Illinois, who has been published in more than 875 small press magazines in 27 countries, he edits 10 poetry sites.  Michael is the author of The Lost American: "From Exile to Freedom", several chapbooks of poetry, including "From Which Place the Morning Rises" and "Challenge of Night and Day", and "Chicago Poems".  He also has over 74 poetry videos on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/user/poetrymanusa/videos
Facebook Group:  Contemporary Poets https://www.facebook.com/groups/807679459328998/      

Riana Mercado is a writer currently spending her time on reading books and generally talking to people about their day. 



Jocelyn Mosman is an English and Politics double major at Mount Holyoke College, but is attending the University of Kent this fall. She was a member of the first ever Northampton Poetry Slam Team and is the recipient of the Gertrude Claytor Award from the Academy of American Poets. She has been published in numerous anthologies and literary magazines and is currently working on her third poetry collection. 







B. B. Riefner wrote with chalk on blackboards; then, with a 1918 typewriter on tailgates and picnic tables in South America, Europe and Africa.  Today he and his wife live near Washington D.C. with a canine muse and a computer both of which must be fed daily.







Lucia Robinson's  work has been published in The Southern Poetry Anthology, vol. VII, The Dead Mule School of Southern Poetry, Wild Goose Poetry Review,  and Iodine Poetry Journal (as Ellae Lawton), and is forthcoming in Kakalak 2015. She was born and raised a Hoosier but has spent half her life in the South.


G. David Schwartz is the former President of "Seed House", an on-line, interfaith community forum.  He has published three books -  " A Jewish Appraisal of Dialogue" (1994),  "Midrash and Working Out Of The Book" ( 2004), and most recently "Shards and Stanzas" (2011).

He is currently retired, and besides writing, he spends his time volunteering in his community with Meals On Wheels 



Adam Sedia was born in 1984 in Lake County, Indiana, where he currently lives and practices law. His practice primary focuses on civil and appellate litigation, and he has argued numerous cases before Indiana and federal appellate courts. In addition to his legal career, he self-published a volume of poetry in 2013 titled The Spring’s Autumn. Adam lives with his wife, Ivana.





Adreyo Sen is pursuing his MFA at Southampton College.

Born in Boston.  Lived up and down the East Coast, then up and down the West Coast, now back in his home city.  Runs rad restaurants.  Thrives in a habitat of bars, punk rock shows, and a sprinkling of burlesque performers.

Since July 2014, publications include The Manhattanville Review, Oddball Magazine, Rio Grande Review, The Commonline Journal, Apeiron Review, Catch & Release, Boston Poetry Magazine, and others.

My name is William Patrick Wareing, and I have been a writer for six or so years. I am an English creative writing major at ASU's Barrett Honors College, and I am also minoring in psychology. I started writing poetry when I first took up writing as a hobby. Soon that hobby became a passion, and I began to hone my skills as a writer. I am now mostly interested in writing fiction, and have recently started submitting my work to publications. However, I still retain my love of poetry. I have been officially published in CrackTheSpine, but I have self-published countless works on WritersNetwork. My profile can be found in the following link: http://writers-network.com/index.cgi?m=1&do=work&who=47402




Hiromi Yoshida has won multiple Indiana University Writers' Conference awards. Her poems have appeared in Flying Island, Evergreen Review, Bathtub Gin; The Rain, Party, & Disaster Society, and the Matrix anthologies of literary and visual arts.  Hiromi loves to browse the vintage apparel section of Cactus Flower in Bloomington, Indiana.





Adam Renn Olenn has published stories in a variety of print and online journals, and twice has been anthologized in "Best New England Crime Stories."  A two-time Grub Street scholarship winner and Bread Loaf contributor, he is currently at work on a novel.

 http://www.adamrennolenn.com







Laurel's previous contributions to online journals include those in Senior Living, Denver Syntax, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, and Boomer Women Speak: Our Voices. In print, pieces have been featured in The SiNK: A Literary Journal Considering All Things, Releasing Times, Cautionary Tales, and Coming Back To Life After A Spouse Dies. In addition, she has self published an illustrated anthology titled Polka Dot Promises: Taking Back Time.

 Gene Eller has been hunkered down in a Louisiana college teaching for the past 25 years, but he lives and breaths in the northern Arkansas Ozarks where he works on rehabilitating and reconstructing his well-being not to mention the house some survivalist left abandoned 20 years ago. Yes, it's true; he spends a lot of time taking down razor wire and turning gun emplacements into windows that open, but in the process has rediscovered there's a natural world out there.  That's what has stimulated his renewed efforts to read and write about the almost forgotten earth.



Raymond Greiner's writings include short stories and essays published frequently in various literary journals and magazines:  Branches magazine, La Joie Journal, Literary Yard Journal, Nib Magazine, Canary Literary Journal, Bellesprit Magazine, Freedom Journal, Grace Notes Literary Magazine. His latest book, "Queenie; a novella" is available on Amazon. Raymond lives in a remote area of southern Indiana in a cabin far off a lightly traveled road with his two dogs Orion and Venus. He is a frequent contributor to Indiana Voice Journal.



CHARLES E.J. MOULTON has been a stage performer since age eleven. His trilingual, artistic upbringing, as the son of Gun Kronzell and Herbert Moulton, lead to a hundred stage productions, countless cross-over concerts, work as a bandleader and as an acting teacher. He is a regular contributor for Idea Gems, has written for Shadows Express, Cover of Darkness, Vocal Images and Pill Hill Press. He is a tourguide, a big-band-vocalist, a filmmaker, a painter, a voice-over-speaker, a translator, is married and has a daughter. Charles E.J. Moulton's passion is creative versatility. His short story collection, Aphrodite's Curse: 21 Tales of Love and Terror can be purchased by clicking the link.




EDGEWATER

Poetry by Arthur Powers


Published by Finishing Line Press


Reviewed by Janine Pickett

October 3, 2015

 

September 4, 2015


The stories and poems in this issue of Indiana Voice Journal are a powerful witness to the lives we live.  There is an underlying sense of urgency as we move from one poem or story to the next observing and exploring the landscapes of our past, the possibilities of our future, and the places where we are standing right now. A true eclectic mix that sings together in one big breath! I hope September brings you many blessings...Janine Pickett, Editor


~IN THIS ISSUE~

POETRY

THREE POEMS BY LANA BELLA:  "CONSENT TO NOTHING, AND YOURSELF UNSEEING", "SMALL AND SMALLER", "THE BENT AIR"

A POEM BY R. SEBASTIAN BENNETT: "BHOUN"

POETRY BY JOSEPH BUEHLER: "FOR JERRY", "OUTER BANKS AFTER THE HURRICANE", " 'FIFTY THREE J.W. CONVENTION; 'FIFTY SEVEN HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION TRIP"

THREE POEMS BY MARCUS CLAYTON: "A BLUE PICASSO", FLEAS ON SCISSORS", "GHOST"

THREE POEMS BY PIJUSH KANTI DEB: "THE CHOICE-MAKING", THREE USELESS SAINTS AND A TIGER", "A BIG QUESTION"

TWO POEMS BY DANIEL GIOVINAZZO:  "READING ROOM", "BLINDED BY TELEVISION"

THREE POEMS BY JOHN GREY: "MORNING WITH THE OBITS", "COFFIN HOUSE", "LIES AT 9.00, FILM AT 11.00"

THREE POEMS BY MILTON MONTAGUE: "1300 BC", "EITAN'S BAR MITZVAH", "GOLEM

THREE POEMS BY KEITH MOUL: "CROWN OF THE OBTUSE", "FLATTOP", "LOVERS"

THREE POEMS BY M. SAKRAN: "UPON THE GROUND", "BEHIND THE KEY PAD", "THE DOG"

TWO POEMS BY LISA ZOU: "PROLOGUE OF EULOGY", "NAMES FORGOTTEN THIS SUMMER"


CREATIVE NONFICTION

CNF/ESSAY BY CALEB WARD: "7 AWKWARD THINGS"


FICTION

 FICTION BY TIM BEMIS: "OLD RACCOON EYES"

 FICTION BY JOCELYN CULLITY: "THE SHAWS"

 FICTION BY MATT GILLICK: "GODSPELL JESUS"

FLASH FICTION BY JOAN LEOTTA: "A GLIMPSE OF GLORY"

FLASH FICTION BY DONAL MAHONEY: "GOOSE EGGS"

FICTION BY JERRY MULLINS: "THE BRIDE"

FICTION BY JOHN RICHMOND: "THE FUTURE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES" 

FICTION BY ROBERT WEXELBLATT: "BEEN EVERYWHERE" 


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