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About bluefifthreview

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

Flash Special: Puzzles and pieces (August 2017 / 17.9)

Flash Special: Puzzles and pieces (August 2017 / 17.9) Jim Zola has worked in a warehouse, as a security guard, in a bookstore, as a teacher for deaf children, as a toy designer for Fisher Price, and currently as a children’s librarian. … Continue reading

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Summer Quarterly – (Summer 2017 / 17.8)

Summer Quarterly – (Summer 2017 / 17.8) 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, present moments and … Continue reading

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Poet Special: Works by Pamela Johnson Parker (August 2017 / 17.7)

Poet Special: Works by Pamela Johnson Parker (August 2017 / 17.7) Pamela Johnson Parker ONE WORD: Murder The crows plot revenge: prepare; they’ll whisper         your fate in the rustlings of their onyx                 wings; in the verdigris and bruise-blue oil         slick … Continue reading

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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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