Welcome to the 8th edition of Muddy River Poetry Review, the Spring 2013 issue. This issue has a Special Feature, the great American poet and writer Marge Piercy who has published more than eighteen volumes of poetry. She is also the author of several novels reflecting the themes of her Jewish heritage and feminism.
Our next feature is Joel Moskowitz, a fine poet who studied with Alan Feldman. Joel’s poetry covers a range of subjects, often with a sense of humor and personal touch that make reading his poetry a worthwhile experience.
Also featured is Lawrence Kessenich, an award winning poet and playwright, often bringing personally relatable subject matter to his poetry and plays.
While this issue does not have a young, new previously unpublished poet, last fall’s young poet Emily Pineau, a sophomore at Endicott College, was chosen to be the school’s first selection in their Young Poet Series.
There are forty poets published in this edition nineteen of whom appear for the first time in Muddy River Poetry Review. They represent the U.S., Israel, England, Italy and Canada.
One poet is Steve Komarnyckyj whose own poems appear, as well as his translations of the poems of Ihor Pavlyuk from the Ukranian. Mr. Komarnyckyj recently published a translation of Pavlyuk’s poetry with Cervena Barva Press and the poems of both poets in this issue have not previously been published. Another exciting first for MRPR.
Finally, I again thank webmaster Eli Engelbourg without whom the appearance of this journal would not be possible. I hope you enjoy #8 as much as you have enjoyed our previous issues.
Zvi A. Sesling, Editor
|Joel Moskowitz |
|Lawrence Kessenich |