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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.

Broadside #49 – (Fall 2017 / 17.11)

Broadside #49 (Fall 2017 / 17.11) Judi Walsh, with artwork by Robert Bharda Blueprint Before I am born I watch my mother hoping this time will be different. I know this time won’t be different, but the heart should have … Continue reading

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Broadside #48 – (Fall 2017 / 17.10)

Broadside #48 (Fall 2017 / 17.10) Sarah Key Glow Her       A Forward Sestina In darkness she needs my glow, her glow gone for now into his roaring fire my sister moves in and out of darkness that needs her flame. … Continue reading

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2017 Best of the Net Nominations…

2017 Best of the Net (Sundress Publications) The works nominated here were first published in Blue Fifth Review between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. Congratulations to these writers – and thanks for allowing the Blue Five Notebook Series … Continue reading

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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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