This issue features the poetry of Mike Basinski, Ann Goldsmith, and Deborah Osborne.
Mike Basinski is the Curator of the Poetry Collection of the University Libraries, University at Buffalo. He performs his work as a solo poet and in ensemble with BuffFluxus. Among his recent books of poetry are Piglittuce (Propolis Press – 2013), Learning Poem About Learning About Being A Poet (PressBoardPress – 2012) and Trailers (BlazeVox – 2011). His poems and other works have appeared in many magazines including Dandelion, BoxKite, Antennae, Open Letter, Deluxe Rubber Chicken, First Offense,Terrible Work, Kenning, Lungfull, Tinfish, Score, Unarmed, Rampike, House Organ, Ferrum Wheel,End Note, Ur Vox, Damn the Caesars, Pilot, 1913, Filling Station, fhole, Public Illumination, Eccolinguist, Western Humanities Review, Big Bridge, Mimeo Mimeo, Nerve Lantern, Vanitas, Talisman, Yellow Field, Staging Ground, and Poetry. Recent visual opems (yes, opems) in: http://www.wordforword.info.
Poems: “Two minutes of words I will never again use in the realm of the poem,” “the tailer,” and “Sweet of Four Leaking Poemselectricured.”
Ann Goldsmith has just completed her third book of poems, Waiting at the Turn. Her first book, No One Is the Same Again, was published in 1999 by the Quarterly Review of Literature as one of the winners of its international poetry book competition. Buffalo’s Outriders Poetry Project published her second book, The Spaces Between Us, in 2010. A graduate of Smith College, Goldsmith holds an MA from the University of Denver and a Ph.D. from SUNY at Buffalo. She has taught throughout Western New York. Her poems have appeared in numerous poetry journals and anthologies.
Poems: “Light on a Cornfield in November,” “William Kurelek’s Fields,” “Any Music,” “Bears,” and “Vowels.”
Deborah Osborne has been writing poetry since she was eleven – for over forty years. Her poetry has appeared in the Buffalo News “Poetry Page,” Artvoice, Impractical Cartography, River Poets Journal, and Oberon Poetry Magazine. She won the 1994 Just Buffalo Literary Center “Labor in Literature Award,” and the 2009 Just Buffalo Literary Center “Boomdays Poetry Award.”
Poems: “Ice Cream in Winter,” “As Is,” “SOS,” “Birthday,” “Inner Peace,” “Waiting,” “The Agnostic,” “The Control Room,” and “Day to Night.”