St. Matrona the Righteous Wonderworker of Moscow by Sofia Kioroglou

St. Matrona the Righteous Wonderworker of Moscow You had the gift of spiritual vision Your blindness, the getaway to the Light Suffused with uncreated Light, your heart Saw what human eyes could not see Bearing the Holy seal on you Continue reading St. Matrona the Righteous Wonderworker of Moscow by Sofia Kioroglou

Sunandha Kumariratana The Queen of Thailand by Vincent Zepp

Sunandha Kumariratana The Queen of Thailand in 1880 she drowned while her subjects watched they were forbidden to touch her Vincent Zepp about Vincent Zepp. Arriving at the time in history (including literary history) when I did. I was blessed Continue reading Sunandha Kumariratana The Queen of Thailand by Vincent Zepp

A monster by Sofia Kioroglou

A monster In today’s world, creation means destruction Unravelling time-honored values means fixing bombing for the sake of peace charitable work By strangling free speech, you create a monster which you then call a Savior, a misnomer for troubling your Continue reading A monster by Sofia Kioroglou

Scarecrow by Mark Vanner

SCARECROW In the nook of the evening I gather blackbirds on my shoulders and curse your name Dorothy, Dot, Dotty, Doll whatever it is you liked to be called these days. When you left me here to the town drunks Continue reading Scarecrow by Mark Vanner

BLACK LIVES by Rich Quatrone

RICH QUATRONE is a poet and playwright living in Spring Lake, NJ. He was educated at Rutgers College and Mason Gross School of the Arts, both at Rutgers University. He and Lorraine Quatrone founded PASSAIC REVIEW in 1979, inspired by Continue reading BLACK LIVES by Rich Quatrone

Road Warriors by Ryan Quinn Flanagan

Road Warriors (for John Dorsey and Victor Clevenger) I am much more the homebody, a shut-in really, but these two really pound the pavement, hit the road and put in the time and the miles too. True road warriors on Continue reading Road Warriors by Ryan Quinn Flanagan

The future is this moment… by Sofia Kioroglou

The future is this moment… Can you see how the sun curves west towards the endless sea? Can you feel the soothing breeze caressing your cheeks? Keep watching the seagulls skimming along the crests of foam Try to catch a Continue reading The future is this moment… by Sofia Kioroglou

Through the eyes of Saint Maria Skobtsova (1945) by Sofia Kioroglou

Through the eyes of Saint Maria Skobtsova (1945) “Life is like the chimneys of the crematoria. You think they incessantly belch out smoke. But when the smoke plumes start rising slightly above, they turn into bright clouds and scatter into Continue reading Through the eyes of Saint Maria Skobtsova (1945) by Sofia Kioroglou

To A Friend From Afar by Eoghan Lyng

To A Friend From Afar If words could convery the sorry eyes I hold, After weeks of angry sustenance, Glares weaned from ignorance And abhorrence, Then I’d write down those words, Through a letter weathered, From these bruised hands of Continue reading To A Friend From Afar by Eoghan Lyng

A Stage Is Set by Eoghan Lyng

A Stage Is Set I’ll walk, the Patrick Square Jazz Club finds me, her eyes hide me behind a shadowed sidelined sea. Autmaticity, thematically, erratically, she’ll find me. Stirring, whirringly, worrylingly run-down solemnly patiently pays me a tolerance never seen Continue reading A Stage Is Set by Eoghan Lyng