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Perdido by Elaine Terranova

Perdido by Elaine Terranova Review by Judy Swann Perdido, the word itself, is so many things: the title of this book, the title of a poem in this book, a sprightly jazz standard about squandered love, the Spanish adjective for…

Book Reviews
Efflorescence by Dawn Marar

Review by Katrinka Moore In Efflorescence, Dawn Marar navigates borders — between America and the Middle East, between family and political life, between art and nature — and even crosses a border of language, inserting Arabic words among the…

Grief and Loss
Cheryl Boyce-Taylor – Poems

CHERYL BOYCE-TAYLOR STILL THE SWEETEST WORDS I EVER HEARD: Mom, I found my girl, she reminds me of you. Her name is Deisha. Mom I’m getting married walk me down the aisle. Mom I’m coming home for your birthday…

Zeina Hashem Beck – Triptych: Voice

ZEINA HASHEM BECK TRIPTYCH: VOICE Zeina Hashem Beck is a Lebanese poet. Her most recent collection, Louder than Hearts, won the 2016 May Sarton NH Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, World Literature Today,…

Sarah Dixon – Mother Bunting

Sarah Dixon, born in London and raised in Cyprus and the Middle East, is a socially-engaged conceptual artist using a wide range of platforms and media. Her work explores participatory art making and ideas around how the ‘human social organism’…

Online Quarterly
MER VOX Quarterly – Winter 2016

December 2016 – WINTER In This Issue POETRY: Identity – A Folio Curated by Jennifer Martelli and Cindy Veach GALLERY: Megan Wynne – Art Curated by Ana Silva CRAFT: Poetry as a Reflection of Self on the Page Curated by…

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