Fall 2015 / Spring 2017

ISSN 1542-3123

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Colored Pencil Sketch
by Katrina Kostro

“A bird may love a fish, but where would they live?”
–quoted by Robert Klein Engler

In This Issue:

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In Memoriam

Paul Espel            Karl Gluck           Kate Light           Ernie Fishman

Friday, 7 pm, February 16, 2018  BigCityLit Reading – Poetry Feature
Special Guest Reader: Stephen Massimilla
Book Culture
536 West 112th Street
(b/t Broadway/Central Park West)
New York, NY 10025
Free Admission

Reading in Honor of George Dickerson (TBA)

Ronnie Norpel’s Tract 187 Culture Clatch

The eclectic variety show featuring poets, prosers, actors, comedians, singers,tap dancers, hula hoopers, and musicians The West End 955 WEA @ 107th St. (#1 to 103) New York, NY 10025 First Tuesdays of the month 6-9:00 pm 2 Drink Minimum Sponsored by: www.adlibpub.com

“What Was, Was” Barry Wallenstein CD: DRASTIC DISLOCATIONS:
Ronnie Norpel at Parkside Lounge 1/31/2016: “The Seven Deadly Sins and Their Remedies”
“Judge Roberts: One Man, One Woman, One Vote” by Preston Hollow
The Same
Home Planet News

GeorgeKunze.com People Photography

Call for submissions: Spring 2018

We are now accepting submissions, any topic, poetry, fiction, articles,
essays, reviews for our new issue, due online approximately Spring 2018: Editors@nycBigCityLit.com

Poetry:

Small Thimble That Holds the Glory: The Poetry Feature for Fall 2015 to Spring 2017 includes work by Patricia Brody, Joan Colby, Philip Dacey, Alixa Doom, Robert Klein Engler, Allen C. Fischer, David Francis, Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois, Allison Grayhurst, Joanne Grumet, Patrick Henry, Walter Hess, Edison Jennings, Samantha Kitsch, Katrina Kostro, Richard Levine, Michael Morical, Lisa Olsson, Tamra Plotnick, Jared Smith, Margo Taft Stever, John J. Trause, Barry Wallenstein, Chocolate Waters and Martin Willitts Jr.

Twelve:

Prize-winning poems from NYC public High Schools, 2016

Big City, Little:

Robert Klein Engler, At the Headwaters
Richard Levine, Mapped by Heart

Fiction:

Andrew S. Taylor, THE FIRST REVOLT

Articles:

Robert Klein Engler, POETRY AND THE POLITICS OF AIRY NOTHING
Valery Oisteanu, OH DADA, TRUE DADA! WHERE ART THOU NOW? REFLECTIONS ON DADA CENTENNIAL

Essays:

Margo Taft Stever, JAILS WITHOUT BARS: SHELTERS FOR HOMELESS CHILDREN
Patrick Henry, “CHOIR MASTERS AT BRATISLAVA”, excerpt from Facing the Music

Reviews:

George Wallace, A Simple Blues with a Few Intangibles, reviewed by Carolyn Alifair Skebe
Ronnie Norpel reviews Barry Wallenstein’s, At the Surprise Hotel and other poems
Michael Morical, The Way Home, reviewed by Cori L. Gabbard

Bookshelf:

Barry Wallenstein
Drastic Dislocations

Kyle Laws & Jared Smith
This Town

CDs:

David Francis
Improvisation

Cornelia Street Album circa 1979

Events:

Friday, 7 pm, February 16, 2018
BigCityLit Reading – Poetry Feature
Special Guest Reader: Stephen Massimilla
Book Culture
536 West 112th Street
(b/t Broadway/Central Park West)
New York, NY 10025
Free Admission