Gargoyle 68
House (collage, 2004 — front cover) 
and Reduction (collage, 2005 — back cover) by Star Black.
Published 5/1/2018

Table of Contents


Nancy Naomi Carlson
• Until I Die of Something Else

Irene Fick 
• The Wishful Entrepreneur

Chelsea Morningstar
• Bubbles

Daniel Mueller
• Antivenom

D.E. Steward
• Off the Beach

Debbie Urbanski 
• Verb (Usually Used with Object)


Kelli Allen 
• An Asterisk for the Weather 
• The Mountain Loon Tells a Story for Lovers

David Alpaugh 
• Secret/Life 
• Miles/Fucker

Jocko Benoit 
• Filtered Sunlight 
• All Out of Bubble Gum 
• Godzilla vs. the Economist

Roy Bentley 
• Zenowich and Raymond Carver

Shinjini Bhattacharjee 
• Polaroid 
• Paper Theatre

Paula Bonnell 
• Park Street Station

Ann Bracken 
• The Mental Health Box 
• Branded

Shirley J. Brewer 
• Wedding Dress 
• Annie O

Chris Bullard 
• Ode to Stupidity

Doritt Carroll 

Anne Champion & Jenny Sadre-Orafai 
• Spell for the Hive 
• Spell for Drained Public Pools 
• The Gone, the Disappeared

Alan Chazaro 
• Pinata Theory #2 
• Leaving Footprints on Waterfalls 
• Using Google Translation in Mexico

Grant Clauser 
• Coat of Arms 
• Ode to the Half-Dead Bear on the Way to Defiance

Katharine Coles 
• Fine Dining 
• Endure

Robert Cooperman 
• The Newlyweds

Kathleen Corcoran 
• Cures and Charms

Barbara Crooker 
• Martini 
• Why I Love Being Married to a Chemist

Gregory Crosby 
• Walking Away From Explosions in Slow Motion

Meg Eden
• Purity Conference 
• North Carolina Historic Home Festival

Dana Curtis 
• Bedroom Lights

Jim Daniels 
• Elegy for Phone Booth 
• Phone Booth, Eight Mile and Ryan

Mark DeCarteret 
• Nerval 
• Not to One’s Taste 
• The One Absent from All

Barbara DeCesare
• Poem Employing Somewhat Cheap Metaphor to Describe My Anxiety about Public Performance 
• Other Son

Deborah Elliott Deutschman
• The Last Generation Before Zyprexa 
• Night Library: Marcel Broodthaers

Liz Dolan
• White Space

M. Scott Douglass
• Finding Iowa 
• Math Don’t Lie 
• Sunset Over Suburbia 
• You Know These Roads

George Drew
• Romancing Lamentation on the Ides of March

David Ebenbach
• Not Long After the War, There Was Another War 
• Be the Change 
• Hanukkah 
• Disappearing Cities

Kari Ann Ebert
• I Caught a Train to Dublin Once 
• By Chance One Night, I Met a Man Named Sunday

Cathryn Essinger
• Namaste

Dave Essinger
• Poetry à Bears 

Jean Esteve 
• Bubbleland

Lane Falcon 
• Crescent

Gary Fincke 
• Contagious (A Sequence)

Jared Frank
• The Following Program Contains Theatrical Recreations 
• The Growing Season

Christien Gholson
• Bodies, Waiting 
• Job Interview

Sid Gold
• Point 
• Three 
• Dream

Eric Greinke
• Summertime Blues

Jim Gross
• The Let Go 
• The Light Applause 
• One for the Ph.D. 
• One for Bukowski

Michael Gushue
• Ennui

Hedy Habra
• Or How Could he Ever Win the Heart of Any Woman? 
• Vanishing Point

Alan Harawitz
• Eternal Paradise 
• Sexy Names

Johnny Hartner
• Attack of the 50-Foot Woman Redux 
• Welcome to My Kibosh

Timothy Houghton
• Hoarding

J. Howard
• Application: More Than the Sum of Things

Nancy Iannucci
• My Love in Ring Years

Donald Illich
• Temporarily Human

Bruce A. Jacobs
• Perfect Game 
• Playing Footsie 
• Relief

Brad Johnson
• Buddha Looking Thin

Jeffrey N. Johnson
• The Immigrant

Richard Jones
• The Hayrick

George Kalamaras 
• Tonight at the Five Spot 
• So Many Roads 
• Bread Enough / Lantern-Lit/ Lost Heart of the Hound 
• Just When I Thought I’d Finished Describing All the Photos of the President’s Hounds, I Come Across This Shot of a Reporter and Johnson’s Dog, Him

Stephen Kessler 
• On Bookshop Slopes 
• Garage Elegies 22 
• Garage Elegies 8

Rose Knapp 
• Poie e Sista 
• Harper’s Poem #1

Luisa Kolker
• Artemis in Taos 
• D.H. Lawrence Memorial 
• White Shell Woman 
• The Tearing Apart

Laurie Kolp
• Bumper Stickers

Beth Konkoski 
• Winter Rounds

Lyn Lifshin
• From Lips, Blues, Blue Lace: On the Outside 
• Upstate NY, in the House I’m in Rarely These Last 12 Years 
• Nothing Gold Can Fly 
• How Unlike Frost’s Country, Virginia Square 
• Hot Muggy Afternoon on Main Street 
• On the Day of the Bombing 
• The Mad Girl Dreams of Morocco 
• The Sadness, the Beauty of White Trillium

Edwin Madrid 
• Young Lady at Lunch 
• Any Other Flesh 
• Turkey Dead for Love 
• Word Pepper

Saundra Rose Maley • All the Sun in a Golden Cup 
• Miss America, 1951

Stephen Malin 
• Morning Drill

Aoife Mannix 
• Reconstruction 
• How To Go 
• Paranoia 
• Simple Directions

Michael Mark 
• Goodbye to the Tecopa Pupfish

Richard Martin 
• Pathetic Love Poem

Susan H. Maurer 
• Orlando 2016

Miles David Moore 
• Man on Terrace with Wine, Recalling a Line from Hermann Hesse

Elisabeth Murawski
• Portrait: Mademoiselle  Boissiere Knitting 
• Unexpected Point of Intersection

Sheryl L. Nelms
• Summer Was

Amanda Newell 
• Elastration 
• The Black and White of Him in His Wetsuit

Annette Oxindine
• On Matter

January Pearson
• Cold Ease

Kate Peper
• Love Is an Airborne Thing 
• What the Witch Told Me

Michael Pontacoloni
• Happy Birthday

Barbara Ann Porte
• Why Old Women Leave Their Money to Art Museums

Ana Prundaru
• Away 
• Indian Summer

Kathleen M. Quinlan
• Ritornello

Charles Rammelkamp
• Swann’s Way 
• Tyranny Has a Witness

Michael Ratcliffe 
• Thoughts While Sitting Along the Lower Potomac

Alan C. Reese
• A Station of the Cross

Virginia Smith Rice
• pre : light 
• Derelict, Kerosene 
• Glass Flight 
• Begin with a Diamond (Weld, Welt)

William Rivera
• In Love

Kim Roberts 
• The Fiji Merman

Stephen R. Roberts
• Pineapple Western with Slow Posse

Cathryn Shea
• A Marriage Next Door

Gregory Sherl
• In the Dining Hall at the OCD Center at Cedar Ridge

Gary Stein
• The Stuttering Anesthesiologist 
• Teegarden’s Star

Kurt Steinwand
• Pantone Library of Color 
• Free Huey

Holly Stone
• The Little Snow Globe Place in Our Society

Adrienne Su
• Home Baker 
• Mobility

Marc Swan
• Wild West

Jason Tandon
• Memory

Adam Tavel
• How to Write a Nature Poem 
• Smear

Sally Toner
• Prom Afternoon 
• When Your Healthiest Relationship Is with the GPS

Erick Verran
• Maiden Voyage

Michael Waters
• McSorley’s (1969) 
• Psychological Sit-Up

Anne Pierson Wiese • Bird on Barck Street 
• Out of Reach

Pamela Murray Winters
• Oliver Schroer’s Last Invention 
• Fifty-Five 
• Carom 
• Altogether

Rob Winters
• Make Way for Ducklings

Valerie Wohlfeld
• Hive 
• Horse Latitudes

Emma Sky Wolf
• Familiar

Michele Wolf 
• Runaway 
• Homeless

Andrea Wyatt 
• Mark Rothko’s Paintings 
• Galesville 
• 1919

Ed Zahniser 
• No More Duct Tape Solutions 
• Dear Heloise, Dear Abby, Dear Someone 
• If They Ask You



Isaac James Baker
• Bury Me in Smoke

Tom Ball
• At the Disturbing Goat Bar

Lucy Biederman
• A Cabinet

Linda Blaskey
• Breath

Charles Ciccoretti
• Hey

Don Dussault
• Not Better Late

CM Dupre
• Sea & Sand or the Exchanges at City Station North

James Dye
• The Empty Room

Julie Eill
• Dead Girls

Alison Fairbrother
• The Shield

Seth Fischer
• Our Most Frequent Requests

Vishwas R. Gaitonde
• The English Widow

Andrew Gretes
• Artie and the Veil of Maya

Cyndy Hendershot
• While My Skin Rots Away

Robert Hinderliter
• The Leprechaun

LA Lantz
• Hair of the Dog

Raima Larter
• The Initiate

Christine Ma-Kellams
• Dave

Mark Maxwell
• Thin Places

Jen Michalski
• Greater Good

Teresa Burns Murphy
• The Tree House

Eric Andrew Newman
• Down the Mississippi

Janet Olsonbaker
• Only Memory

Meredith Pond 
• Anniversary Party with Gatsby in Mind

Nickalus Rupert 
• The Worst Mile

Curt Saltzman
• The Observer and the Observed

Nick Sansone
• Weekends

John Saul
• Tapas

Sonia Scherr
• First Kill

Beate Sigriddaughter
• Snapshots of the Wife of the Man Who Wouldn’t Dance

Curtis Smith
• Playground

Donna D. Vitucci
• Shelter

Stan Lee Werlin
• Vietnam Vortex Sutra

Kelly Wolfe
• Beautiful Bicuspid

Tara Isabel Zambrano
• No Man’s Land

laudanum at 33 
• Goodbye Jane


Allen Forrest — 5 Drawings
• Clandestine Service 
• City Life, in Transit 
• City Life, Cyclist 
• London Noir, #1 
• London Noir, #3

Marilyn Stablein — 3 Collages 
• Cloud Boat in Rising Seas 
• Thinking of Her 
• Zebra Collage

Kelly Cressio-Moeller — 6 Photos
• Christ, Discarded 
• Italian Cypress Surfaces 
• The Century Plant Remembers Ruth Asawa 
• Palm Dunk 
• Jesus Takes a Break from the World 
• Lemon Fingers