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Pillow Talk at 18 Years by Jonathon Penny

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Tell me, she whispered, when the kids were down And the dark of day had drifted over like a welcome shroud, What is your love?

Look with Wonder on the World by Jonathon Penny

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Look with wonder on the world And on the walkers in the world Familiar and strange as if on God, For gods they are, unknowing.

Dreamhome by Jonathon Penny

Friday, February 28th, 2014

I wish I had a home— No, not my own— A place I’d shared with others All the summers of my life Or all the winters. But, as it stands, the candidates Are fallen into disrepair (False friends!), or usurped by Some false, pretending owner (Who would, her eyes askance, Refuse me ingress or relief), […]

WIZ Retro Review Giveaway Double Feature: Come Next Spring and Merrily We Live

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Today is WIZ’s fifth birthday! To celebrate that and LONNOL Month, we’re giving away TWO free silver screen classics from days of yore for your viewing pleasure! This first is a rerun from a previous WIZ Retro Review Giveaway, but it’s one of my favorite old flicks. Come Next Spring is a generous story with […]

Father-Daughter Dance by Patricia Karamesines

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

(For Clinton F. Larson) How long did I look in that face, admit that voice? He left his door unlocked to me, kept ice cream money in a drawer. He fit his office to my urchin company. Those years I spent his foundling, each day waking, I toyed on his baroque and spiraled stair. “Look, […]

The Curelom by Scott Hales

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

The world is in chaos, but Tom Turner is frying two eggs and a side of bacon. His wife, Mattie, sits at the kitchen table eating cold cereal and watching the news on her tablet. Revolutions are whittling away at South America. Europe is on the brink of collapse. China is squeezing the U.S. dry. […]

The Trees in River Country by Sarah Dunster

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

The trees in river country know the wind, and how to bend  in winter blasts. They hold snow and take the water. They change color— as the leaves of maples turn, so too a sister to her brother. There are deep roots in a certain field, grown up on our name past—fed by ashes of […]

Spooky by Sarah Dunster

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

You watched her pass, the woman you were with while you learned Poetry. Black hair—she smiled with such grey eyes— you watched  her pass without goodbyes, and these hills blind me, golden; fierce with bristling grass, smoking in the sun: a cloud kicked up, an offering to sanctify our suffering. She lay down for a […]

LONNOL Events

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

WIZ’s heart and LONNOL Month is officially open. We’ve received a few tokens of affection but are longing for more. Please search your files for poems, short fiction, short essays, mp3s of readings of your work or of other work that’s in public domain, your original artwork, etc. and send them winging our way. Along […]

The Pressure of Procrastination by Enoch Thompson

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

My teeth sting in my face, the gums feel like they could bleed, but I don’t brush them, no, why do such a simple thing, it would be a waste of time.  Instead I loaf, waiting for the brilliance that’s rightfully mine, waiting for a smell of joy, a salty tear running down to my […]