Another present dropped off by the mailman, that’s two days in a row – I must be dreaming! Nope, not dreaming, I really did receive Crack the Spine Spring 2012, it really is now sitting on my bookshelf with its brothers and sisters. I must say thank you to the editor, Kerri Farrell Foley for sending me this lovely present – thanks, Kerri!
Crack the Spine. Go ahead, you know you want to. Just bend a fresh book until your hands meet beneath its stressed strings. Feel the weight of words snap free.
This anthology includes the best poems and stories from Crack the Spine Literary Magazine’s weekly publications.
“Forget arsenic, trains and Eros. Flauberts and Tolstoys dipped their pens in black tongues and railroad tracks.”
- Alessandra Bava
“I am the recipient of a blown kiss from a friend and that is all I’m left with at that particular moment, standing on the sidewalk. There is a light on in the kitchen, one that I imagine will burn until end times.”
- Thomas Mundt
“When we kiss our eyeglasses clink like we’re toasting…”
- Alan Passman
“She collects books with questions of provenance, reads the inscriptions as if she were psychic as much as she reads the text…”
- Tobi Cogswell
Authors: Susan Adams, Suzanne Allen, Rosemary C. Anderson, Alessandra Bava, Rich Boucher, Valentina Cano, Tobi Cogswell, Kyle Hemmings, Steve Klepetar, Zack Nelson Lopiccolo, J.W. Mark, Peter Marra, Joan McNerney, Ben Nardolilli, Amit Parmessur, Alan Passman, Deana Prock, David Spicer, John Stocks, Les Wicks, Laura Bogart, Chris Deal, Lily Dodge, Len Kuntz. D.N.A. Morris, Thomas Mundt, M.Y. Pastorelli, Richard Peabody, Luca Penne, Eric Prochaska, George Sparling, Christi R. Suzanne