From the Editor

From the Poetry Editor

From the Fiction Editor


Contributors

 

BEST OF MELIC POETRY:
THE FIRST FIVE YEARS


P O E M S

Alfred Corn
Featured Poet

Walter Bargen
The Price of Palm Trees

JirŪ CÍch
Refugees

Jeannine Hall Gailey
Philomel, at the End

Ruth Padel
The Soho Leopard
The Golden Boot

S. Sucur
She Stalks in Manufactured Darkness

Jeffrey Alfier
Losing Ithaca

Laurie Byro
The Difference

R. C. Diebold
My Biology

David Dodd Lee
Lighter than Air

James M. Rourke
Hiding Under An Enormous Leaf

Kemel Zaldivar
Song of Innocence

F I C T I O N

Yvonne Chism-Peace
Streams of Conscience

Mary McGrail
See You Later Crocodile

Dennis Tafoya
If You Come Back While I'm Out

Jonathan Curelop
To the Warehouse

Maria Santos
The Calm

E S S A Y S

C.E. Chaffin
T. S. Eliot: The Early Poems

Mycroft Cramden
Random Apothegms

Dweebler Cramden
Of Bodily Additions and Subtractions