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Blue Fifth Review, edited by Sam Rasnake, Michelle Elvy, and Bill Yarrow, is an online journal of poetry, flash, and art.

Blue Fifth Reviews – Tribute to Kathryn Stripling Byer (July 2017 / #10)

Blue Fifth Reviews – Tribute to Kathryn Stripling Byer (July 2017 / #10) Any conscientious critic who has ever had to review a new volume of poetry in a limited space knows that the only fair thing to do would … Continue reading

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Spring Quarterly – (Spring 2017 / 17.6)

Spring Quarterly – (Spring 2017 / 17.6) James Paradiso is a recovering academic in the process of refreshing himself  as a photographer and writer. His artwork can be found here.  *** Lee Passarella Jesus’s Grave His death has been ruled a suicide, finally … Continue reading

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Flash Special – Five Writers (May 2017 / 17.5)

Flash Special – Five Writers (May 2017 / 17.5) Originally from New York City, Robert Bharda has resided in the Northwest US where for the last 35 years he has specialized in vintage photographica as a profession, everything from salt … Continue reading

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Poetry Special – Five Poets (May 2017 / 17.4)

Poetry Special – Five Poets (May 2017 / 17.4) Robin Grotke is an artist and photographer living on the southern coast of North Carolina. Her inspiration is drawn from nature, people and cultures, emotions and humor, new life and decay, … Continue reading

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Blue Fifth Reviews – (April 2017 / #9)

Blue Fifth Reviews – (April 2017 / #9) Any conscientious critic who has ever had to review a new volume of poetry in a limited space knows that the only fair thing to do would be to give a series … Continue reading

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Winter Quarterly – (Winter 2017 / 17.3)

Winter Quarterly – (Winter 2017 / 17.3) Graphic artist and painter Allen Forrest was born in Canada and bred in the U.S. He has created cover art and illustrations for literary publications and books. He is the winner of the … Continue reading

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Broadside #47 – (Winter 2017 / 17.2)

Broadside #47 (Winter 2017 / 17.2) Catherine McNamara Asunder He parks the rental car at the train station, which is a post-Fascist box with marble planes, diminished by concrete extensions on either side. After the unchecked sensuality of the Baroque … Continue reading

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