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Lead Into Gold

By Liana Kapelke-Dale / September 25, 2018 / 0 Comments

Liana Kapelke-Dale, explores sweetly feverish inversions of fairy tale endings, and is always seeking liberation, in her poem “Lead Into Gold.”

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Krishna

By Hugh Behm-Steinberg / November 25, 2014 / 0 Comments

Bay Area poet, professor and publisher Hugh Behm-Steinberg brings us this sweet serenade of a yarn, in which the protagonist’s usurpation of a deity’s musical prerogative brings only more delight to the world.

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He Knew

By Nora Boydston / May 27, 2012 / 1 Comment

by Nora Boydston (Inspired by a strange little fragment from Grimm, Nora Boydston’s “He Knew” plumbs the deep forest of European fairy tales to reveal an unsettling parable of love, loss, and what the modern reader may identify as abuse. Regarding his striking image of the rose-bearing changeling, Fabulist house artist Adam Myers notes: “I’ve […]

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Togetherness

By Abha Iyengar / January 7, 2009 / 0 Comments

By Abha Iyengar The humerus bone has ‘humor’ of a malignant kind, that which shows no restraint. It went jerking in another direction, that is, the direction of a no-no, towards the man with the blond hair. And then it tousled the hair up a bit even as I pulled myself away. I wended my […]

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