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Doug Holder is the founder of the Ibbetson Street Press. His poetry and prose have appeared in Gemini, Turtle Island Review, North of Oxford, Rattle, the new renaissance and elsewhere. He is the author of Last Night at the Wurthaus(Grey Sparrow Press) Holder teaches writing at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston ( "Good Will Hunting" was filmed there), and Endicott College in Beverly, Mass. Recently a short story of Holder’s, " The Quiet Room" was adapted into a play by Lawrence Kessenich titled " The Patient." There was a staged reading at the Playwright’s Platform in Boston, and the play was published by the PRESA PRESS.
The following work is Copyright © 2019, and owned by Doug Holder and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
Hitting the Right Note
a pregnant plunge
It makes their shot glasses wave
Lowell Jaeger (Montana Poet Laureate 2017-2019) is author of eight collection of poems, most recently Earth-blood & Star-shine (Shabda Press in 2016). He is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Montana Arts Council and winner of the Grolier Poetry Peace Prize. Most recently Jaeger was awarded the Montana Governor’s Humanities Award for his work in promoting thoughtful civic discourse.
The following work is Copyright © 2019, and owned by Lowell Jaeger and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
She’d asked to bring him home in a specimen jar,
My brothers and I crowded around Mom’s bed
sploshing her pink nightgown blood red. Ten little
went dry, and Dad came home and shooed us
we think, like we’d seen him at summer union picnics