This month one of our regular artists and poets, Kathleen McKeever, asked to run the circuit, dropping the zines off at her favorite places around town. It is fun to sneak a few onto the newspaper rack at cafes and coffee shops, I don’t blame her. August, Volume 5 will be in & around town this weekend. Keep your eyes out for copies!
Vol. 5 Contributors
All poems and art used with permission
Ashok Bhargava, Vancouver, Canada
[Love is not a lie]
Poem first appeared in Empty House Press, Issue 8
SOMETIMES THE TRUTH: REPRISE
Poem first appeared in Empty House Press, Issue 6
Jory Mickelson, Washington
LUCK OF THE STARS
Lynn Geri, Washington
WADE AND SWIM
Both poems from “Body/Today”, Published 2020
Kathleen McKeever, Washington
Shannon Laws, Shannon Laws
BIOs for August
Ashok K. Bhargava: Art award winning multilingual poet; The founder and president of the Writers International Network Canada (WIN Canada); Community activist; public speaker; Former president of Literary Society of BC;
Author of six poetry books and many poetry anthologies.
Jory Mickelson is a trans writer who lives along the I-5 Corridor in Washington state.
Lynn Geri is a poet whose words grasp at air, in her wayfaring rise from salty earth. She prefers to grapple ethereal fir in her published works; several journals, anthologies, and books: Mother, Ankhs and Roses, I Submit. Scroll books: Awe
and Wonder, Lilies, Romp in the Clover, Searching for Light and Deep Water…where truths ride on watery wind.
Kathleen A. McKeever lives in Sunnyland among a community of young families collaborating to create the world we desire for future generations. One of her greatest joys has been watching the babies learn to walk and the young people graduate from high school.
Poet, artist, creator of the Urban Cauldron Tarot Deck. Kathleen’s volumes of poetry “Cloudlight“, published in 2018 and “Body/Today“ published in 2020 are available by
Contacting her via firstname.lastname@example.org
Shannon Laws produced a poetry discussion podcast during the pandemic, “Poetry Club Talks…”, available wherever you get your podcasts. She writes frequently on the working class, homelessness, the human condition, and romantic relationships. She makes her home in