Friday, June 18, 2010

Monongahela Review Releases #5

Monongahela Review has just released its 5th issue. It’s a few months behind schedule, but well worth waiting for. Editor Luke Bartolomeo does a fantastic job, not only picking out great poetry but also formatting the journal and providing incredibly meaning-laden cover art. Another very special thing about MR is the quality of the prefaces. They are works of high merit in themselves, some of the best in the small press world.

Two of my darker poems (“Monster” and “Don Giovanni In Hell”) appear in this issue. Maybe Bartolomeo is an empath who can see the strands of each contributor’s soul and knows how to choose the right strand for the occasion. The journal itself entertains a wide variety of voices, styles and moods.

It’s my pleasure to announce the release of the latest issue here! Enjoy and then submit your best work them.



  1. congrats on another fine acceptance!

  2. Greetings - really like your work in issue 5. Monster is especially serpentine and scathing. Nicely done.

  3. Shanna,

    I thank you truly--truly, I do!


    Thanks for visiting here, and also ferreting out my poems. I like your blog, Arboreality, for its sacred respect of trees, done so well. We need this kind of wisdom. NEED.