Better known for his prose works, including two Book-of the-Month Club selections, Arthur Plotnik is a late-emerging poet who has appeared in Brilliant Corners, Rosebud, Harpur Palate, THEMA, Comstock Review, The Cape Rock, Glass, Edify, Off the Coast, Kindred, and several more literary publications. Formerly editorial director at the American Library Association, he was a runner up for the William Stafford Award and a finalist in other national competitions. He lives with his wife in Chicago.
The Best of 2018 issue features works of poetry, flash fiction, short nonfiction, and photography by Tobi Alfier, Mark Belair, Michelle Bowdler, Heath Brougher, Mark Burke, Sharon Chmielarz, Patricia Coleman, Ben Erlandson, Rodrigo Etcheto, Alani Rosa Hicks-Bartlett, John Horvath Jr, Michael Hower, Natalie E. Illum, Lowell Jaeger, Sheree La Puma, Charles Leipart, Karla Linn Merrifield, Sean Murphy, Andy Posner, Grethel Ramos, Janet Reed, Michael Karl Ritchie, Sandy Robertson, Amie Sharp, Jeri Theriault, and Viviane Vives.
56 pages, $15.00
Cocktails with a Dead Man
poems by Joe Albanese
“Cocktails with a Dead Man” is a collection of 74 poems, including Running, first published in Burningword Literary Journal. The poet’s mastery of words is remarkable and incomparable. All these poems reveal the concrete and artistic expression of the poet’s various moods and emotions.
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