The Good, The Bad, The Lorraine by Lorraine Cipriano

Chapbook - 44 pages, 5.5" x 8.5", ISBN: 978-1720391654
feeling it deep down in her core
flowing streams of words
washing away like white sand
all of the dreams spoken of
sadness sparks aflame the ocean red
blowing out the dangerous fire
completely by herself
wanting it to be different
needing someone to embrace fully
a Lorrainaholic existence
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About the author:
Lorraine Cipriano has just written a steampunk haiku across your heart and it is starting to infect you with its octopus tentacles. She can be typically found hanging out in a whimsical world of haiku, tanka and poetry where she is the gatekeeper to a large collection of Buddhist, feminist, steampunk and horror filled imagery scrolled in purple.

And the Hessler Winners are... - This Joust In Vol 1 Issue 3

Greetings and Salutations everyone!

Azriel Johnson here with the results of the Hessler Street Fair Poetry Anthology Contest.

Before I reveal to those who have not seen the show, I just want to thank everyone again for showing up and sharing themselves. We had amazing work shared.  According to the judges the decisions were difficult to make and I'm certainly glad I was the host, rather than one of the judges.

If you want to watch all of the performances for yourself, here is the video:
(click Read More to see it and the results)

Hessler Roll Call - This Joust In - Vol 1 Issue 2.5

Harrowing times were had in the gathering of submissions, but we've got things resolved at least for now.

The Hessler Street Fair Poetry Contest Reading is May 23rd at starting promptly at 7pm at Happy Dog on Euclid. Event Here.

Even if you aren't in the anthology, this is still a good reading to attend.  The poetry is excellent and the Happy Dog has many great food options.  There is no admission, but books will be available for purchase.

Those in the anthology will receive an email explaining what happens next some time after this entry is posted.


Enjoy!
Az

Here are the finalists and their pieces.


A Fintastic time with Grandpa - Aisha Smith ...
Sarcastic Teen Girl - Alyssa Smith ...
new truth - anitakeys ...
10/17 - Azriel Johnson ...
With a Bunch of Lace at His Throat - Bethany W. Pope ...
Brian Taylor - Mind Reading 102 ...
August Rush - Caitlin Blair Cogar ...
“Deborah” - Casey Krysztofik ...
Stone Cold Sinner - Christena AV Williams ...
Leftovers - Christine Howey ...
Tell Me - Clarissa Jakobsons ...
Cigarette Butts #1 - Craig Firsdon ...
Populist Punk Heroes - David S. Pointer ...
In Search of a Good Night - Emily Reid Green ...
“The Struggle” - Frank Kinor, Jr. ...
A Villanelle - Geoffrey A. Landis ...
Pray for Death - Jacob Paul Patchen ...
If a Body is a Temple - James Croal Jackson ...
Family Practice - Jeremy Jusek ...
Erielhonan - Jeremy Proehl ...
North Atlantic Right Whale - Jill Lange ...
RE: Orlando - JM Romig ...
The Sons and Daughter - Joann Celleghin ...
Ageless our Timeless Light - Joe Bisicchia ...
At the Dawning of a Winter’s Day - Julie Ursem Marchand ...
Rotten Apple Dumpling - Juliet Cook ...
His Name - Karen Davis ...
To be a Woman Today... - Keely Aaliyah ...
Idiotic Idioms - Kevin Frederick Smith ...
Rose of Jericho - Lennart Lundh ...
Childbirth vs Creative Birth - Lori Ann Kusterbeck ...
Summer Stained - Lorraine Cipriano ...
“Recipe from the KSU Counseling Center” - Lynne Shayko ...
this is you - Marc Mannheimer ... 

Road Rain - Mark Jordan ...
Don’t Mention You’re from Cleveland - Mary A. Turzillo ...
Vox Populi - Matthew Scott Harris ...
Love Lies Bleeding - M. J. Arcangelini ...
Sanctuary - Nancy Brady ...
Rot - Rachel Hayes ...
FaceTime - Ralph Pitman ... 

Entomology 101: - Rob Smith ...
March 2018 - Dr. Roger Craik ...
The Homonym Garnok - Ross Martyn Hayes ... 

Fashion of the Day - S. Renay Sanders ... 
Return to Eden - Skylark Bruce ...
Steal - Soumyadeep Bhattacherya ...
Gender Confirmation - Sy Castells ...
Gotu Kola - Tam e. Polzer ...
Forgotten Feet - Tanya Pilumeli ...
My Dragonette - Valentina Ranaldi-Adams ...
Joy - Vincent L. Robinson ...
worst of all - Wanda Morrow Clevenger ...