Reviews/ Interviews/ Commentary/ Poems

 Reviews/ Interviews/ Commentary/ Poems at North of Oxford   

June 1st – Reviews

Safe Colors by Thaddeus Rutkowski

Home by John Murphy

It’s About Time by Barry Wallenstein

The World Itself by Ulf Danielsson

She Has Visions by Carla Sarett

Irish Journal by Heinrich Boll

May 12th – Poetry

Two Poems by Sean Howard

Love Stories for Girls by Susana H. Case

Commies by Charles Rammelkamp

Poems by Nasim Basiri

Brother Donkey by Rustin Larson

May 1st – Reviews 

Flatback Sally Country by Rachel Custer

No Don’t by Elena Karina Byrne

All Else Failed: The Unlikely Volunteers at the Heart of The Migrant Aid Crisis by Dana Sachs

The Anxiety Workbook by Christina Olson

As Is by Julia Spicher Kasdorf

The Cut Point by Rodrigo Toscano

The Skin of Meaning by Keith Flynn

April 10th – Poetry

Two Poems by Donna Dallas

Two Poems by Louis Faber

Salvation Dancing by Michael A. Griffith

Survival by Cat Dixon

April 1st – Reviews

The Dog Years of Reeducation by Jianqing Zheng

The Air in the Air Behind It by Brandon Rushton

Let’s Call It Paradise by Mike Maggio

Bone Country by Linda Nemec Foster

Antique Densities by Jefferson Navicky

March 2oth – Interview

Karl Kaucher –

March 6th – Poetry

 Two Poems by Charles Carr

Hotel Krupa Lounge by Mark J. Mitchell

Grampa Bill by Donna Pucciani

Reading the Dead by Grace Andreacchi

March 1st – Reviews

Benefit by Siobhan Phillips

Lilith Walks by Susan M. Schultz

Stop Lying by Aaron Smith

Come Closer by Laurie Blauner

Let No One Sleep by Juan Josè Millàs Translated by Thomas Bunstead

February 6th– Poetry

Our Children Are in the Fields Today by Cydney Brown

Three Poems by Akshaya Pawaskar

Two Poems by Evan Anders

Calder at the Top of the Stairs by John Timpane

February 1st – Reviews

Bobish by Magdalena Ball

Refugee by Pamela Uschuk

Flutter, Kick by Anna V. Q. Ross

Pleasures and Landscapes by Sybille Bedford

Atlantis, an Autoanthropology by Nathaniel Tarn

January 7th – Poetry

Three Poems by T.J. Masluk

Two Poems by Cameron Morse

September in the Meadow by Robert Milby

Purple Flowering Grief by Brian Builta

January 1st – Reviews

A Magician Among the Spirits by Charles Rammelkamp
Beyond Repair by J.C. Todd
Pacific Light by David Mason
A Summoning by Nicole McCarthy
Portable Light- New and Selected Poems 1991-2021 by Mike James
From the Editors
New from Poetry Editor, Diane Sahms – City of Shadow & Light (Philadelphia)
Selected Stories 1990-2022 by g emil reutter 

December 19th -Poetry

Two Poems by Ed Canavan

Demeter’s Song by Danielle Page

They sit on the bridge by DS Maolalai

Memorial by Ann E. Michael

Two Poems by John D. Robinson

New from Poetry Editor, Diane Sahms – City of Shadow & Light (Philadelphia)

New review of Thunder, Lightning and Urban Cowboys at Misift Magaizine

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December 1st – Reviews

These Days of Simple Mooring by Florence Weinberger

The Girl Who Quit at Leviticus by Sueanne Rhodenbaugh

Under the Raging Moon – A Drama in Four Acts by Peter Thabit Jones

La Clarté Notre-Dame’ and ‘The Last Book of the Madrigals by Philippe Jaccottet (Trans. John Taylor)

The Vanguards of Holography by Annie Christian

November 12th –Poetry

2:24 a.m. by Michael A. Griffith

Two Poems by Jianqing Zheng

Where Mr. Penasky’s check went by Morgan Boyer

Swallowtail by Gloria Monaghan

I Never Cared for Skinny Angels by John Dooroh

November 1st– Reviews

The Bar at Twilight by Frederic Tuten

Muddying the Holy Waters by Chocolate Waters

Tango Below a Narrow Ceiling by Riad Saleh Hussein, Translated by Saleh Razzouk with Philip Terman

Along the Way by Scott Pariseau

Communiqué: Poems From The Headlines by Ed Werstein

Primitive Mood by David Moolten

Something Kindred by Nicole Tallman

October 15th – Poetry

Three Poems by Douglas Cole

After my First Heart Fluctuation by Stephen Page

The Game by Matthew Ussia

Happy Hour at the All-Souls Lounge by Dennis Daly

October 22nd Poetry Reading

October 1st – Reviews

Aerial Concave Without Cloud by Sueyeun Juliette Lee

Sad Havoc Among the Birds and Nobel Rot by D.S. Maolalai

Casualty Reports  by Martha Collins

Event Horizon  by Cate Marvin

Poolside at the Dearborn Inn by Cal Freeman

Torohill by Donna Reis

The Sunflower Cast a Spell to Save Us from the Void by Jackie Wang

September 13th – Poetry

Two Poems by Alexander Lazarus Wolff

Two Poems by Donna Pucciani

Two Poems by Michael Gushue

What You Want by David Kozinski

September  1st – Reviews

Touching Creatures, Touching Spirit by Judy Grahn

Suitor by Joshua Rivkin

American Maniac by David Spicer

Tràs-os-Montes by Josè-Flore Tappy, Translated by John Taylor

Defying Extinction by Amy Barone

August 20th

Pandemic of Violence Anthology II – Poets Speak


August 8th – Poetry

The Abalone Hunt by Emily Bilman

from Decarceration by Charline Lambert, translated from the French by John Taylor

Two Poems by Mark B. Hamilton

The Harpist Jonel Abellanosa

Layers of Blankets by Doug Holder

August 1st – Reviews

Canción by Eduardo Halfon Translated by Lisa Dillman and Daniel Hahn

Of Mineral by Tiff Dressen

Peripheral Debris by Carl Kaucher

The Dream of Every Cell by Maricela Guerrero, Translated from the Spanish by Robin Myers

The Path to Kindness – Poems of Connection and Joy

This Rare Spirit- A Life of Charlotte Mew by Julia Copus

July 13th – Poetry and an Interview

An Interview with Poet and Promoter Bob Zell

If you harbor in my safe house by P.E. Sloan

Mirror by Robert Beveridge

Testing One by Holly Day

Near-End of Day by Martin Willitts Jr.

Chimney Swift: A Grammar by Cleveland Wall

July 1st – Reviews

Ways to Read the World by Robert Scotellaro

Water: A Visual and Scientific History by Jack Challoner

Central Air by George Bilgere

Head-On by Rich Youmans

The Butterfly Cemetery by Franca Mancinelli Translated by John Taylor

Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata

June 13th – Poetry

A Micro Poem and Four Haiku by Katherine Gotthardt

The Daughter Who Tends to Her Mother by John Grey

Better Than Streaming John Dorroh

Amber Alert by Cameron Morse

Old Barn by Richard Dinges

June 1st – Reviews

Lost Autographs by Peter Baroth

The Upright Dog by Carl Fuerst

Dear Ted by Kim Vodicka

Blue Electrode by Margaret Barbour Gilbert

Indebted to Wind by L.R. Berger

The Young H G Wells by Claire Tomalin

May 13th/18th – Videos

Diane Sahms-Guarnieri

g emil reutter

May 11th –- Poetry

The Last Day of January by Paul Ilechko

Things Fall Apart by Bartholomew Barker

The Generous Way of Trees by Judy DeCroce

Depth of Her Sorrows by James Piatt

When Clouds Escape by Antoni Ooto

May 1st – Reviews

A Poetics of the Press: Interviews with Poets, Printers, & Publishers edited by Kyle Schlesinger

Your Nostalgia Is Killing Me by John Weir

The Skin of Meaning by Keith Flynn

Delta Tears by Philip C. Kolin

April 8th   Poetry

Two Poems by Leonard Kress

Two Poems by Laura Johanna Braverman

Two Poems by Layla Lenhardt

Two Poems by Alan Catlin

Two Poems by Rustin Larson

April 1st – Reviews + North of Oxford Reading

Content Warning: Everything by Akwaeke Emezi

Smoking the Bible by Chris Abani

I Hear It the Way I want I to Be by David P. Kozinski

The Unowned Spaces in Cori Van Landingham’s Love Letter to Who Owns the Heavens

All The Songs We Sing – Edited by Lenard D. Moore

North of Oxford Presents – National Poetry Month @ Chase’s Hop Shop – 4-30-22

March 12th  – Poetry

Two Poems by Amit Parmessur

My body as a phantom by Arlyn Labelle

Group Portrait by Chris Bullard

How Dreams Grow by Manasi Diwakar

March 1st – Reviews

getting away with everything by Vincent Cellucci and Christopher Shipman

Punks: New & Selected Poems by John Keene

Sufficient Emptiness by Marjorie Power

The Flash Fiction of Lydia Davis

The Algorithm of I by Jack Crocker

My Body Lives Like a Threat by Megha Sood

On Autumn Lake – Collected Essays by Douglas Crase

February 12th – Poetry

Two Poems by Kerry Trautman

Two Poems by Susanna Case

Fine Lines by Sean Howard

High Stakes by Ryan Quinn Flanagan

Dear Anonymouse by Mike Maggio

February 1st  – Reviews

Harvest Time by Martin Willits Jr.

The Future of Black edited by Gary Jackson, Len Lawson and Cynthia Manick

The World’s Lightest Motorcycle by Yi Won, Translated from Korean by E. J. Koh and Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello

Seasons of Purgatory by Shahriar Mandanipour- Translated by Sara Khalili

Contra natura by Rodolfo Hinostroza Translated by Anthony Seidman

Anvilhead by Rustin Larson

Maigret’s Memoirs by George Simenon

January 11th – Poetry

Sisson’s by Eric D. Goodman

A Hard Spring by Antoni Ooto

Fetus in Fetu by P.C. Scheponik

The Ballad of Morbid and Putrid by Sawyer Lovett

carry by S.M. Moore

January 1st   _Reviews

A Way of Looking by Jianqing Zheng

Caina by Joe Albanese

A Feeling Called Heaven by Joey Yearous-Algozin

Empty Graves: Tales of the Living Dead by Jonathan Maberry

December 27th – Pandemic of Violence Anthology

December 8th  – Poetry

Two Poems by Carl Kaucher

Endsheet by M.J. Arcangelini

Situ by Judy DeCroce

Confession:  a Song of Love to the Artist, Modigliani by Maria Keane

Be in Front of All Parting by J.C. Todd

December 1st – Reviews and Most Read Poets 2021

Her Wilderness Will Be Her Manners by Sarah Mangold

The Blue Divide by Linda Nemec Foster

Left Over Distances by Mike James

Red Truck Bear by Richard Nester

Venice by Jan Morris

Most Read Poets 2021

November 13th       – Poetry

Welsh Coast by Robert Nisbet

When it Rains on K Street by Henry Crawford

Two Poems by Jonel Abellanosa

Sweet Pea by Jonie McIntire

Peace by Charles Rammelkamp

November 1st – Reviews/Essay

Last Stop on the 6 by Patricia Dunn

Reefer Madness by Robert Cooperman

the deering hour by Karen Elizabeth Bishop

Slap by Rustin Larson

Literature and Random Chance

October 23rd – Interview

Poets Speak Back to Hunger – An Interview with Hiram Larew

October 14th – Poetry

Stargrass, Violets by Barbara Daniels

Petco Parking Lot by Nancy Byrne Iannucci

Three Poems by Peycho Kanev

Sh-Boom, Sh-Boom by Howie Good

Birthday by Rustin Larson

From the Editors:

Thunder, Lightning and Urban Cowboys by g emil reutter

Covid 19 2020 – A Poetic Journal by Diane Sahms-Guarnieri

October 1st -Reviews

Etching the Ghost by Cathleen Cohen

Porno Valley by Philip Elliott

And So Wax Was Made & Also Honey by Amy Beeder

Bright Star, Green Light by Jonathan Bate

The Short Stories of Tolstaya

September 11th  – Poetry

Two Poems by Jennifer Novotney

When my dad created god by Jane-Rebecca Cannarella

Justice and Freedom by Roxanne Thibault

Brine Shrimp by Robert Beveridge

September 1st – Reviews

Poisons & Antidotes by Andrea L. Fry

Planetary Motions by William Seaton

All the Rage by Rosamond S. King

Palm Lines by Jonathan Koven

August 14th- Poetry

Zipolite by Lorraine Caputo

Cantata by Jeffrey Cyphers Wright

The Influence of Art and War by Ian C. Smith

Today by Lou Gallo

August 1st – Reviews

Blue Swan Black Swan – The Traki Diaries by Stephanie Dickinson

Shellback by Jeanne-Marie Osterman

The Essentials: A Manifesto by David Tromblay

The Murderous Sky: Poems of Madness and Mercy by Rosemary Daniell

July 14th  Poetry

Celestial Elbow by D.R. James

Two Poems by John Dorroh

Pages Come and Go by Carla Sarett

A first step in a strange dance by Arlyn LaBelle

Impressions by Douglas Cole

Just A Thought by Frank Wilson

July 1st – Reviews

Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau

Carnation and Tenebrae Candle by Marosa di Giorgio, Translated by Jeannine Marie

Lines of Defense by Stephen Dunn

Sonnets by Theresa Rodriguez

Jeoffry: The Poets Cat by Olive Soden

June 13th     – Poetry

Two Poems by John D. Robinson

Two Poems by Daniel Sklar

Two Poems by Mike Wilson

Persimmons Remind Me to Love by Kit Kennedy

Dream Train by Mike Reis

June 1st – Book Reviews

American Quasar with poems by David Campos and art by Maceo Montoya + A Camera Obscura by Carl Marcum

The Bold News of Birdcalls by Edward Morin

City Poems by Mbarck Sryfi

Dovelion: A Fairy Tale for Our Time by Eileen R. Tabios

Consecration of the Wolves by Salgado Maranhão, translated by Alexis Levitin

Summer on Fire by Peter Werbe

Time Signatures by John Bing

May 13th – Poetry

Two poems by Catherine Zickgraf

Two Poems by James Tyler

Two Poems by Ace Boggess

Another Life by Abriana Jette

Two Poems by Edward Lee

A Familiar Street, Unknown by Brian Rihlmann

May 1st – Reviews

Razor Wire Wilderness by Stephanie Dickinson

High Tide by Ed Meek

Kim by Rudyard Kipling

Nothing but the Music by Thulani Davis

Gigantic Cinema – A Weather Anthology – edited by Alice Oswald and Paul Keegan

The Body Dialogues by Miriam O’Neal

April 25th

North of Oxford – Spring 2021 Pandemic Issue #7

April 11th 

Three Poems by Eric Fisher Stone

Two Poems by Lillo Way

Beauty Rises From Flame by Mark J. Mitchell

Electrocuted by Alexander P. Garza

Two Poems by Lee Landau

Wild by Paul Ilechko

April 1st – Reviews

This I Can Tell You by Brandi Spering

Everything You Hold Dear by Jamie Sharpe

A Little Excitement by Nancy Scott

Danish Northwest/Hygge Poems from the Outskirts by Peter Graarup Westergaard

Heaven is a Photograph by Christine Sloan Stoddard

Beginner’s Guide to Loss in the Multiverse by Claudine Nash

March 13th   – Poetry

Two Poems by Linda Lerner

Killing Time by Paul Lojeski

Two Poems by Fabrice Poussin

Two Poems by Mark Tulin

Two Poems by Byron Beynon

March 1st – Reviews/Interview

An Interview with Poet John Macker

Requisite by Tanya Holtland

Erotic by Alexis Rhone Fancher

The Philosopher Savant Crosses the River by Rustin Larson

Adjusting to the Lights- Poems by Tom C. Hunley

This Is Not Your Moon by Matthew Woodman

February 11th    -Poetry

At Night by Lisa Mottolo

Funeral in the Rain by John Grey

Sitting on the Porch with Mom by Catherine A. Coundjeris

Three Poems by Steven Croft

Wild Onions by paul Bluestein

February 1st – Reviews/Essay

Longer Thoughts by Theresa Rodriguez

Come-Hither Honeycomb by Erin Belieu

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

The Likely World by Melanie Conroy-Goldman

Nostoc by Daraugh Breen

Dylan Thomas in Winter

January 12th  –  Poetry

Two Poems by Judy DeCroce

Howard Beach: Queens, NY by Doug Holder

Strands by Michael Griffith

Leave Meeting by Bruce Whitacre

Cast Iron Bookends of Girls in Ladderback Chairs by Katherine Barham

January 1st   -Reviews and Essay

Red Rover Red Rover by Bob Hicok

A Better Place is Hard to Find by Aaron Fagan + Rough Song by Blanca Varela, translated by Carlos Lara

The Education of Henry Adams

The Language of Trees in Violent Times: Thoughts on the Aesthetics of Nikki Giovanni and Paul Celan by Michael T. Young

December 12th – Poetry

Two Poems by Amy Barone

Skipping Stones by Ed Meek

Two Poems by Howie Good

Four Poems by Louis Faber

December 1st  – Reviews + Most Read Poets 2020

Postpoemed, by Carl Kaucher

All Our Fare-Thee-Wells by Robert Cooperman

Hysteria by Kim Yideum

Max Turns Yellow by Martha King

Poems from Argentina by David Francis

Most Read Poets 2020

November 14th     -Poetry

Two Poems by Guinotte Wise

& Peacocks in Trees by Susana Case

Two Poems by Don Riggs

Two Poems by William J. Taylor Jr.

Three Poems by Mary Shanley

November 1st – Reviews

What Are the Chances? By Robert Scotellaro

I Can’t Talk About the Trees Without the Blood By Tiana Clark

Radical Wordsworth: The Poet Who Changed The World by Jonathan Bates

Lying Like Presidents, New & Selected Poems 2001-2019. Djelloul Marbrook

Inculpatory Evidence: The Covid 19 Poems by Eileen R. Tabios

October 17th – Review

Cuban Health Care – The Ongoing Revolution by Don Fitz

October 14th  -Poetry

Four Poems by Annie Blake

Philadelphia Pulp by Ezra Solway

Perforations by Colin Dodds

In Medias Res by Charlie Brice

Trio by Frank Wilson

October 1st –Reviews

Things That Go Trump in the Night by Paul Fericano

This is How He Learned to Love: Stories by Randall Brown

Riven by Catherine Owen

Paula Regossy by Lynn Crawford

Catastroika by Charles Rammelkamp

New From Our Book Review Editor

September 13th

Bad Things Happened by Holly Day

Hollywood Rain by Scott Laudati

The Cave by Rustin Larson

Supermarket by Lou Gallo

New From The Poetry Editor

September 1st Reviews

Dead Shark on the N Train by Susanna H. Case

My Mother’s Transvestites by Tiff Holland

The Tiger in the Grass by Harriet Doerr

August 19th  – Poetry

From The Sogni Banali Series by Marina Kazakova

Two Poems by Evan Anders

Two Poems by Anthony Aguero

Flowers Growing in Time-Lapse to Music by Judy Kronenfeld

August 11th

Summer 2020 Pandemic Issues

The Pandemic Issue #5

The Pandemic Issue #6

August 1st  -Reviews

The City of NO by Louie Crowder

Winter Honeymoon by Jacob M. Appel

Atlas of Wolves by John Macker

All the Useless Things are Mine by Thomas Walton, with Etchings and Drawings by Douglas Miller

Party Everywhere by Jeffrey Cyphers Wright

July 21st

  Ten Most Read Poetry Posts at North of Oxford – January-July 2020

July 14th – Poetry

Half-Spoon by Stephen Mead

Grover by Steve Burke

Two Poems by Jessica Dubey

Two Poems by John D. Robinson

Viral Times by Thomas Piekarski

Three Poems by Sylvia Maclagan

July 1st – Reviews/Essays

Sojourners of the In-Between By Gregory Djanikian

Audubon’s Sparrow by Juditha Dowd

The Elvis Machine by Kim Vodicka

Refuse by Julian Randall

The Minor Virtues by Lynn Levin

A Draught of Vintage by Bryon Beynon

Dearest Nature by James E. Diamond

June 14th  – Poetry

Two Poems by Kim Whysall-Hammond

At Summer’s End by Elizabeth Gauffreau

Two Poems by Mary Shanley

Driving Through San Francisco at Sunset by Lily Anna Erb

June 1st – Reviews

Journeyman’s Suitcase by Mike James

What the Owl Taught Me by Annest Gwilym

Reviewing Jennifer Firestone’s Two Latest Books of Poetry: Ten and Story

Obit by Victoria Chang

May 15th  – Poetry

As Promised, the fire by David Kozinski

A Field of Manhole Covers by Jason Baldinger

Up In The Night by Ed Canavan

Settlers by Eileen Tabios

May 1st – Book and Art Reviews Plus Videos

The War Still Within: Poems of the Koran Diaspora by Tanya Ko Hong

Paper Bells by Phan Nhiên Hạo (Translated by Hai-Dang Phan)

Library Rain by Rustin Larson

A Fever For Colour

The Outermost House by Henry Beston

Videos to Get You Through May

April 26th

North of Oxford presents The Pandemic Issues.

North of Oxford – The Pandemic Issue #1

North of Oxford- The Pandemic Issue #2

North of Oxford- The Pandemic Issue #3

North of Oxford – The Pandemic Issue #4

April 15th – Poetry

From the Poetry Editor

Two Poems by Aura Christi (from The God’s Orbit) translated from Romanian by Adam J. Sorkin and Petru Iamandi

Two Poems by Yurcaba/Galloway

There Comes a Time by Kevin Ridgeway

Medussa’s #metoo by Luanne Castle

Gulls Flying Over the Construction Site by Tim Suermont

April 1st – Reviews and Videos

Getting to Philadelphia: New and Selected Poems by Thomas Devaney

Tricks of Light – New and Selected Poems by Thaddeus Rutkowski

The In(ter)vention of the Hay(na)ku – Selected Tercets 1996-2019 by Eileen R. Tabios

In Salem by Catherine Corman

I Have The Answer by Kelly Fordon

In The Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

Poetry Videos to Get You Through April

The Lou McKee’s

Submissions are Open

March 25th

Coronavirus   – Recommendations for Quality of Life

March 20th

Poetry Videos to Get You Through the Weekend

March 19th – Review

The Bloody Waste by Red Focks

March 14th – Poetry

From The Poetry Editor

Two Poems from Rustin Larson

Gypsy by Wesley McMasters

Two Poems from Thaddeus Rutkowski

Two Poems from Howie Good

March 1st – Reviews and an Essay

The Dead Kid Poems by Alexis Rhone Fancher

The Bear by Andrew Krivak

Wherever I Look I am Never There by Allen Brafman

Flow by Beth Kephart

The Holodomor: A Genuine Genocide by Aly Flaig

February 13th – Poetry

From The Poetry Editor

The Forge by John D. Robinson

Two Poems By Christopher Barnes

Time takes pawns like a short game of chess by DS Maolalai

Tree by Louis Gallo

February 1st – Reviews

Someone’s Utopia by Joe Hall

Pain Studies by Lisa Olstein

The Weight of Bodily Touches by Joseph Zaccardi

Soul Sister Revue: A Poetry Compilation by Cynthia Manick (editor)

Pages From the Concourt Journal

January 20th

Martin Luther King Jr.

January 19th – Poetry

Remembering Edgar Allan Poe on the Date of His Birth

January 15th – Poetry

Two Poems by Mike Cohen

War of Elements by Akshaya Pawaskar

This Land is Full of Noises by Robert Nisbet

Perspective by Robbi Nester

January 1st – Reviews

ÜBERCHEF USA by Jennifer Juneau

Cesare by Jerome Charyn

On an Acre Shy of Eternity: Micro Landscapes at the Edge by Robert Dash

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Buy Die by Bernard Meisler

December 14th – Poetry

Two Poems by Douglas Cole

Two Poems by Byron Beynon

Two Poems by Chris Bullard

December 1st – Reviews

Misguided Behavior by Leah Mueller

We Are Beat, National Poetry Festival Anthology

A Slow Boiling Beach by Rauan Klassnik

The City of Folding Faces by Jayinee Basu

Venusberg by Anthony Powell

November 15th  – Poetry

Storm and the Woman by John Grey

The Finding by John D. Robinson

Two Poems by Joan McNerney

I Am Afraid of the Dark by Phil Rowan

November 1st – Reviews and Essay

Big Headed Anna Imagines Herself by Stephanie E. Dickinson

The Big Impossible by Edward J. Delaney

Jumping Drawbridges in Technicolor by Mike James

Montpellier – Echoes from a French city

October 15th – Poetry

Five Poems by Catfish McDaris

Sub – Zero Visibility by Vandana Kumar

The Patient fractures after by Arlyn Labelle

Welcome to LA by Gary Duehr

Working on the night shift by Casey Killingsworth

October 1st – Reviews

The Dog Seated Next to Me by Meg Pokrass

Oblique Music: A Book of Hours by Elizabeth Bodien

Her Heartsongs by Joan Colby

September 15th – Poetry

Two Poems by Lowell Jaeger

Two Poems by Lynette G. Esposito

Why Whimper by Suchoon Mo

09.07.16 by Adrian Manning

September 1st – Reviews/Commentary/ Essays

Nobody Move by Philip Elliott

The Pink House of Purple Yam Preserves & Other Poems by Aileen I. Cassinetto

Meowku Poems and Photographs by Patricia Carragon

The Trajectory of Sharon Olds – a look at five poems

“The Welsh Poppy Flame of the Sun” A Tribute to Raymond Garlick (1926-2011)

August 14th – Poetry

3 Poems by Gwil James Thomas

Tatow by Holly Day

2 Poems by Foy Timms

The System by John D. Robinson

Obit by Doug Holder

August 1st – Reviews/Essay

Soft Targets by Deborah Landau

The Wreckage of Eden by Norman Lock

Intersection on Neptune by Donna J. Gelagotis Lee

Sleep By Peter Warzel

Birnam Wood/ El Bosque De Birnam by Jose Manuel Cardona – Translated by Hélène Cardona

July – Contributor Profiles

Charles Rammelkamp –

Ray Greenblatt –

Lynette G. Esposito –

July 15th – Poetry

3 Poems by Mark B. Hamilton

2 Poems by Robin Ray

i was the night by Jonathan Hine

Lights of Gatlinburg by Greg Scheiber

Less is Now by John Grey

July 1st – Reviews

When I was a Girl like Me by Margaret Bazzell Crocker

Amazing Things Are Happening Here Review by Jacob Appel

Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods by Tishani Doshi

The World Began with Yes by Erica Jong

The Salty River Bleeds by Stephen Page

June 13th – Poetry

America by Tim Suermondt

2 Poems by Christopher Barnes

Burning Coal by Cameron Morse

Tin Roof by Hiram Larew

Burden by Michael A. Griffith

June 8th – North of Oxford is Open for Submissions

June 7th – Most Read Poets – Jan 1st to June 1st

June 4th – Summer Reading Recommendations

June 1st – Reviews and Interview

Review of the Richard Scaife Exhibit at The Brandywine River Museum of Art

Everyone Just Wants to Drum by Kevin Rabas

Witness in the Convex Mirror by Eileen R. Tabios

Let’s All Die Happy by Erin Adair-Hodges

The Imaginative Prose of Peter Fleming

Two Poets, Straight and Queer, Find Common Ground in Femme ID and Content

May 15th – Poetry

Alexander Pushkin Dies in a Duel by Charles Rammelkamp

2 Poems by Byron Beynon

2 Poems by J.C. Todd

Illusion (After Liu Yong) by George Freek

The Ghost Pass by Jonathan Douglas Dowdle

Find and Seek by David P. Kozinski

May 1st – Reviews

Jack Tar’s Lady Parts by Charles Rammelkamp

Three Symphonies by Tony Conran

Bloodline by Michael A. Griffith

Playlist: A Poem by David Lehman

April 15th – Poetry

Erik Moore Variations by Michael Paul Hogan

Strings by Caleb Coy Guard

2 Poems by Elizabeth Jane Timms

leather jacket in the sun by Tohm Bakelas

A Man Like Her Father By David Boski

April 3rd

CIRQUE DE LA LUNE -The creative genius that is Hayden Wayne

April 1st – Reviews, Essay and an Interview

The Damages of Morning by J.C. Todd

Masterplan by Eric Greinke and Alison Stone

Or Else By Diana Loercher Pazicky

Playground by Joe Benevento

Howling Enigma by Rustin Larson

An Interview with Poet John D. Robinson

Through the Window by Tom Block

March 15th  – Poetry

2 Poems by Nanette Rayman

3 Poems by Don Thompson

A Poem by Gabriella Garofalo

She Was Loaded by John D. Robinson

Reprise by Frank Wilson

March 1st – Reviews and Essay

White Storm by Gary Metras

Enforced Rustication in the Cultural Revolution by Jianqing Zheng

The Lawless Roads by Graham Greene

A Path to Grace- The Trinity in Words and Images by Frank Champine

The Mystery of Systems by Carl Rosentstock

White Picket Fence by Tom Block

What It Might Feel Like to Hope by Dorene O’Brien

Blue Lyre by Jeffrey Cyphers Wright

February 13th – Poetry

2 Poems by Arlyn LaBelle

2 Poems by Akshaya Pawaskar

2 Poems by Nasim Basiri

Tell Them You Invited Me by Margaret A. Campbell

The Natural World by Judy Kronenfeld

February 1st – Reviews

The Liar’s Asylum by Jacob M. Appel

A Brief Biography of My Name by Yalie Kamara

The Middle Ground by Jeff Ewing

The Love Poems of Kenneth Rexroth

January 21st – Essay/Review

January 21st

Remembering Mary Oliver

January 15th – Poetry

2 Poems by Jean LeBlanc

Old Bones by Lou Gallo

Electric Life by Henry Stanton

Ally, aka Advisor Resigns by Stephen Page

January 2nd – Reviews

Says the Forest to the Girl by Sally Rosen Kindred

Shame by Iris Schwartz

The Seas Are Dolphins’ Tears By Djelloul Marbrook.

Edju By RW Spryszak

December 13th – Poetry

The Child Who… by Maria Keane

The Teacher by Joan McNerney

Dry Spell by Ann Christine Tabaka

2 poems by Len Krisak

December 1st – Reviews and Essay

Ghostographs: An Album by Maria Romasco Moore

Beauty and the Unrequited Landscape by John Goode

Revealing Self in Pictures and Words by Tom Taylor aka the poet Spiel aka Thoss W. Taylor

Gothic Orange By Robert Milby

The Poet Idris Davies (1905 – 1953)

November 15th  – Poetry

A Poem by Kristina Krumova

2 Poems by Seneca Basoalto

Ebb Tide by Ian C Smith

You were but I was by Michael Smith

November 1st – Reviews

Pavement by Rustin Larson

Sidebend World by Charles Harper Webb

Thank Your Lucky Stars by Sherrie Flick

What Narcissism Means to Me by Tony Hoagland

The Charnel House on Joyce Kilmer Avenue by Rob Cook

William Sansom—Poetic Stylist

October 14th – Poetry

3 Poems by Byron Beynon

2 poems by Elizabeth Jane Timms

2 Poems by Patrick Theron Erickson

Uncle by Michael A. Griffith

October 1st – Reviews

Logos by Gil Fagiani

Sideways Blues – Irish Mountain & Beyond by Carl Kaucher

Distance Traveled by Michael Chin

In the Shadow of King Saul by Jerome Charyn

September 14th – Poetry

Baptism of Sorts by Cliff Saunders

The Greeting by John D. Robinson

2 Poems by Louis Gallo

Temple of Jupiter by Jefferey Cyphers Wright

September 1st – Reviews

Thieves in the Family by Maria Lisella

A Bright and Pleading Dagger by Nicole Rivas

Gathering View by Jack C. Buck

The Buddha Wonders If She is Having a Mid-Life Crisis by Luisa Igloria

August 15th – Poetry

2 Poems by Lilah Clay

nightmares no longer scare me by J.J. Campbell

Mockingbird Manages the Morning by Carol Hamilton

Decent Gazelles by Ben Nardolilli

The Invalid by Frank Wilson

August 1st – Book Reviews

Talking Pillow by Angela Ball

American Parable by Sonia Greenfield

Welcome Distractions- Accessible Poems for Time Strapped Humans by Carol Wierzbicki

The Infinite Doctrine of Water by Michael T. Young

Winters of Content by Osbert Sitwell

July 15th – Poetry

As if he is holding a sparrow by DS Maolalai

The Clock Marriage by Gareth Culshaw

Lectures on Poetry by M.V. Montgomery

Winter Tune-up by Charles Rammelkamp

July 1st – Reviews

Darwin’s Mother by Sarah Rose Nordgren

Leaning into the Infinite by Marc Vincenz

The Boulevard Trial by Stephanie Laterza

The Gospel According to the Son by Norman Mailer

June 15th – Poetry

Waiting for the Big Blue Bus on Grand and Ninth by Martina Reisz Newberry

Crows at Dawn by Robert Milby

Voices by Linda Stevenson

endpaper epigrams (graffiti from a cultural nervous breakdown) by Sean Howard

June 1st – Reviews

Music For A Wedding Day by Lauren Clark

Border Crossings by Thaddeus Rutkowski 

Weather by Kelly Cherry

May 19th

Interviews at North of Oxford

Summer Reading Recommendations 2018

May 15th – Poetry

2 Poems by Carl Kaucher

2 poems by Tim Suermondt

One Cat’s Dream by Joy Ueno

Closure by Mac Gay

May 7th – Interview

An Interview with Martin Desht

May 1st – Reviews

Follow the Sun by Edward J. Delaney

The Gates of Pearl by Jill Hoffman

Kiss Kiss by Paul Beckman

Roumeli by Patrick Leigh Fermor

April 15th – Poetry

From “On This World Where the Anglo-Zanzibar War Erupted” by Eileen R. Tabios

Abandoned soliloquy by James Walton

Still by m.f. nagel

Teresa: Translator by Stephen Page

April 1st – Reviews and Essays

Ornaments by David Daniel

Journey to the Beloved by nur alima schieBeare

The growth of a poet – John Keats (1795 – 1821): A brief introduction to his life and work

A Look Back- Antic Hay by Aldous Huxley

March 15th – Poetry

One day, her hands became birds by Arlyn LaBelle

Intimations of Modernity by Howie Good

Knife in the Sleeve by Rich Ives

Bait by Daniel Casey

March 1st – Book Reviews

Monte Carlo Days & Nights by Susan Tepper

Letters to Memory by Karen Tei Yamashita

Februrary  15th – Poetry

Truth and Belief by Peter C. Scheponik

2 Poems by Stephen Bett

In the Mirror by Byron Beynon

Theft by Richard Nester

February  1st – Reviews and Essays

A Fire Without Light by Darren Demarre

Daphne and her Discontents by Jane Rosenberg LaForge

Long Day, Counting Tomorrow by Jim Feast

The Conduit and other Visionary Tales of Morphing Whimsy by Richard Gessner

Descanso Drive by Charlotte Innes

Stones of Aran: Labyrinth by Tim Robinson

January  15th – Poetry

2 Poems by John D Robinson

2 Poems by Edward L. Canavan

Leave by Tony Walton

Call by Gideon Tay Yee Chuen

January 1, 2018 – Reviews and Essays

Appearances by Michael Collins

Hap & Hazard and the End of the World by Diane DeSanders

the labors of our fingertips: poems from manufacturing history in berks county – Vol. 3 by Jennifer Hetrick 

The Lasater Philosophy of Cattle Ranching

Albatross by Dore Kiesselbach

December  15th – Poetry

Satyr, Wounded by Stephen Mead

2 Poems by Peycho Kanev

2 Poems by Darren C. Demaree

Parking Lot Meditation by Alan Toltzis

December 1st – Reviews and Essays

A Wilder Time by William E. Glassley

Ordinary Impalers by Anton Yakovlev

Single Woman by Dell Lemmon

The Lost Episodes of Beatie Scareli by Ginnetta Correli

Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint Exupery

Exhortations By Tom Block

November 15th – Poetry

Poetic Extracts: Study #7 FasterSmarter – Guide to Microsoft® Office FrontPage® by Sean Howard

Roll Your-Own Lamb by Joe Dolce 

Regarding the Shelves by David P. Kozinski

The Rhino by Tyrel Kessinger

November 1, 2017 – Reviews

The Third Voice: Notes on the Art of Poetic Collaboration by Eric Greinke 

In the Distance by Hernan Diaz 

Literature & the Great War by Randall Stevenson

Guess and Check by Thaddeus Rutkowski

Seven Floors Up by Cati Porter

October 15th – Poetry

Under the El by Michele Belluomini

2 Poems by Gareth Culshaw

2 Poems by Jefferson Holdridge

Billie by Marko Otten

October 1, 2017 – Reviews

Wolf Season by Helen Benedict

Home of the Brave – Stories in Uniform-Edited by Jeffery Hess

The Doll’s Alphabet by Camilla Grudova

September 15th – Poetry

2 Poems by Dongho Cha

2 Poems by John Timpane

Bikini Wax, an Inquiry Into Heteronormativity by Jeremy Freedman

Revelstoke Mountain, 5am by Julia Wakefield

September 1, 2017 – Reviews

Bewilderment by Michael Onofrey 

Radio Poems by Jeffrey Cyphers Wright

Hawthorne Predicts the Future! in The House of The Seven Gables

The Gospel of Barbecue by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers

August 15, 2017 – Poetry

2 Poems by Annie Blake

Late, Almost Morning by Lucas Carpenter

Unrequited forester contrite with sunrise by James Walton

Granny’s Guide to the Galaxy by Barbra Nightingale

August 1, 2017 – Reviews

Stain by Nathalie Anderson

Girl Behind the Door by Stephanie Dickinson

Versos de un Doctor Criollo (A Ranch Vet’s Verse) by Fernando M. Terrizzano

July 15, 2017 – Poetry

2 Poems by Tony Rickaby

Age of Discovery by Frank Wilson

2 poems by Adrian Manning

2 Poems by Judy Kronenfeld

July 1, 2017 – Reviews

Martin Fierro by José Hernandez

Seek the Holy Dark by Clare L. Martin

Tripping Over Memorial Day by David P. Kozinski

A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers by Henry D. Thoreau

June 15, 2017 – Poetry

Phoenix by Jane Rosenberg LaForge 

Fauna by Stephen Page 

La Coiffure 1896 Degas (Brushing Her Hair) by Maria Keane 

Finding Center by Abbe Mogell

June 1, 2017 – Reviews and Interviews

Unmaking Atoms by Magdalena Ball

A Poetry Handbook by Mary Oliver

Bird Flying through the Banquet by Judy Kronenfeld

The Way Back by Joyce Meyers .

An Interview with Bradley D. Snow – Living With Lead- An Environmental History of Idaho’s Coeur D’Alenes, 1885-2011

An interview with Poet Lyn Lifshin

May 15, 2017 – Poetry at North of Oxford 

Into the Lives of Other Folk by Catherine Chandler

Holocaust by Ray Greenblatt

Demons by Ed Krizek

The Last Train by Grace Andreacchi

MAY 1, 2017 – Reviews

Magnesium by Ray Buckley

Shoot the Messenger by John Dorsey

The Philosopher Savant  by Rustin Larson

The Slide: Leyland, Bonds, and the Star-Crossed Pittsburgh Pirates by Richard and Stephen Peterson

APRIL 2017

The Matter of Empire

Daniel Hoffman in Poets Words

Frank Wilson on the poetry of Marion Deutsche Cohen

Form plus Content equates Meaning: Form follows Content vs. Content follows Form

Waiting for the Light by Alicia Suskin Ostriker

MARCH 2017











Publishers Who Take Advantage of Poets and Writers

















An Interview with Frank Wilson

In Memory of Poet Jack Veasey










JULY 2016









The Niagara River

Poets in Review

A Ranch Bordering the Salty River

Theses Days, Days Like This