• Poiesis Review #7: A Literary Journal •

Poetry, Fiction, & Creative Nonfiction by Various Authors

Poiesis Review #7: A Literary Journal


Poiesis Review proves that there are wonderful editors left in the world. This journal has genuine heart and concern for its writers and the promotion of their work. That makes a big difference to me when I’m deciding which journals to promote and where to send my dollars.”
—Julie Buffaloe-Yoder,
author of Price Reduced Again



Poiesis Review contains poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction in 140 pages of writing by some of the best writers in the independent press today. This issue focuses on the theme of “Desire & Memory.” There are lots of literary journals out there, so why take a chance on this one? Because, after 26 years in the small press, Poiesis Review is one of the only literary journals in existence that features a blend of today’s up-and-coming promising rookies alongside the staples and legends of the last few decades in the literary underground. You can buy in confidence knowing that nowhere else will you find such a smattering of the writers’ spectrum or such a truly accurate cross-section of all walks of the literary world—what five-time Pushcart Prize nominee and Wisconsin Regional Writers Association Award winner Charles P. Ries called “young blood running with old blood.” Alternating Current Press is proud to be one of the holdout bastions representing the full and true independent press.

The Featured Writer in this final issue is traveloguist Jonathon Engels, writing with candor and humor about everything from Texas to motorcycles to how to pack for an overseas vacation. His work is showcased beside 26 other artists and over 65 pieces of writing, sandwiched between stunning cover artwork by artist Loui Jover.

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Praise for Poiesis Review #7


Poiesis Review is an important collection of the best and brightest writers of the small press. Frankly, it just doesn’t make sense not to own a copy. Dare I say it might be the only small press journal you need? Every issue is an event not to be missed.”
—J. Lewis Fleming,
author of Why Is My Lemon Tea Red?



Poiesis Review proves that there are wonderful editors left in the world. This journal has genuine heart and concern for its writers and the promotion of their work. That makes a big difference to me when I’m deciding which journals to promote and where to send my dollars.”
—Julie Buffaloe-Yoder,
author of Price Reduced Again



“Inside are some of the finest contemporary small press writers plying their trade in the independent scene today.”
—Doug Holder,
editor at Ibbetson Street Press and author of Last Night at the Wursthaus

About Poiesis Review #7

• Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
• Published by Alternating Current Press
• 5½” x 8½” Perfectbound Trade Paperback
• Cream Paper, 140 Pages
• Also forthcoming in Digital Format
• Print ISBN-13: 978-1-946580-05-4
• Print ISBN-10: 1-946580-05-8
• Digital ASIN: Forthcoming
• Digital eISBN: Forthcoming
• First Edition: May 2015
• First Print Edition: February 5, 2019
• Cover Artwork by Loui Jover
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Authors in Poiesis Review #7

• Dai Akaboshi
• Phill Arensberg
• J. Bradley
• Chris Butler
• Jared A. Carnie
• Kevin Catalano
• CEE
• Seth Clabough
• David S. Crohn
• Kelly Jean Egan
• Jonathon Engels
• Brian C. Felder
• Mary Melvin Geoghegan
• Kathy Gilbert
• Moneta Goldsmith
• Andrei Guruianu
• Dana M. Jerman
• Noel King
• Marie Lecrivian
• Jennifer Leeper
• Lyn Lifshin
• Normal
• Jason Ryberg
• Victor Schwartzman
• The Poet Spiel
• Alex Stolis
• David L. Tickel

2013 Luminaire Awards for Best Poetry and Best Prose

Best Poetry

1st Place: “No Sad Songs in the House of the Sun” by Shauna Osborn
2nd Place: “Influences of Light” by Charles P. Ries
3rd Place: “Another Birthday” by Sean Brendan-Brown
4th Place: “Waiting Tables in Reno” by Doug Draime
5th Place: “Low Tide” by Pete M. Wyer

Best Prose

1st Place: “Vandals” by Nathan Graziano
2nd Place: “Our Place” by Neil Serven
3rd Place: “Near to Him” by Charles P. Ries
4th Place: “An Inheritance” by Janette Schafer
5th Place: “Pea Soup” by Christina Elaine Collins







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