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Poiesis Review #7: A Literary Journal by 27 Authors

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Poiesis Review #7: A Literary Journal
68 pieces by 27 authors

Poiesis Review 7 cover artwork

“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.”
—Julie Buffaloe-Yoder,
author of Price Reduced Again

Poiesis Review #7 contains 68 pieces of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction in 140 pages of writing by 27 of the best writers in the independent press today. This issue focuses on the theme of “Desire & Memory.” 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 pre-Internet literary underground. 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.”

The Featured Writer in this final print 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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**This is the last print issue of this journal. Future issues have been replaced by the Luminaire Award anthology series. Individual pieces are now published only on The Coil, and collected print pieces are now printed in the triennial anthology series.

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Praise for Poiesis Review

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
• Print ISBN-13: 978-1-946580-05-4
• Print ISBN-10: 1-946580-05-8
• 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
• Seth Clabough
• David S. Crohn
• Kelly Jean Egan
• Jonathon Engels
• Brian C. Felder
• Mary Melvin Geoghegan
• Kathleen R. Gilbert
• Moneta Goldsmith
• Andrei Guruianu
• Dana M. Jerman
• Noel King
• Marie Lecrivain
• Jennifer Leeper
• Lyn Lifshin
• Normal
• Jason Ryberg
• Victor Schwartzman
• The Poet Spiel
• Alex Stolis
• David L. Tickel

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