Inspiring Minty Cover.
INWHICH notions of the new caffinated breath mints are posted dated into use by historical archetypes of pirates, INWHICH neighbors threaten the press, BEFOREWHICH a death occurs and therefore is taken with all due seriousness and THEREBY Stevie starts packing a derringer, INWHICH a mime indirectly sends a woeful omen through his appearance, INWHICH a crossword puzzle on pet ownership is imbedded in the poems, WHEREFORE, use of Monkey Business can improve poems, WHENCEFORTH Big Gay Eric sez "when you see the minty fresh pirate, it's got to be good!"
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"LOVED your ed. note in the new PS--that energy really permeates the mag! May your pirate vessel storm the seas for a good long while." Eric Lorberer, Editor, Rain Taxi
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COVER ART by John Q. Pirate
Cartoons by Bill Dunlap
Feature: Julie Otten whose full length book MILK CHIP MONDAY was eventually published by Pavement Saw Press in 2006. Her work has appeared in Atom Mind, Poetry Motel, Longshot and others.
with honorary buccaneers:
Micah Ballard, John M. Bennett, James Bertolino, Anne Blonstein, Robert Cooperman, MTC Cronin, Ray Gonzalez, Anne Gorrick, Rob Griffith, Taj Jackson, Sandra Kohler, Joshua McKinney, Sheila E. Murphy, Sophia Starnes, Alan Sondheim, dan raphael, Stephen Ratcliffe, Maj Ragain, Timothy Russell
and many other blustery word frigates of funnery.