FICTION & POETRY

SHORT FICTION

Lazaro Aleman

Colorado ’71

Letting Go

Manana

Richard M. Bolling

Easter Tuesday

Marsha Carter

Nothing but the Blood

Christopher Dow

Meetings with Arthur

Rimbeau's Women

Marie Dybala

A Rose for Anna

Frances Fletcher

The Perfect Gift

Lionel Garcia

The Wedding

Jim Hendrick

Bird the Good

Enid Jimenez

Locked In, Looked Out

Billie Sue Mosiman

Wild Strawberries

Tracey Nichols

The Storm

Steven Robinson

The Field Trip

The Relief of the Cat

FREE COLLECTIONS

Phosphene (1978–79) was the first independent, general distribution literary magazine published in Houston, Texas. Featuring poetry, short fiction, and essays, it provided an outlet for talented writers from the city, state, and, occasionally, other regions. This collection presents some of Phosphene’s best pieces and is a must for those interested in Texas literature from the period. (PDF: 188 pages/656k: formatted for loose-leaf binding)

 

Featuring work by:

Lazaro Aleman, Judson Crews, Earl L. Dachslager, Robert Dante, Christopher Dow, Jan Henson Dow, Gene Fowler, Archibald Henderson, Pat McCulloch, Robin McQuorquodale, Kathryn Stewart McDonald, Harryette Mullen, Marsha Lee Recknagel, Barbara Winder, Christopher Woods, and others

Dialog (1983–84) was the second independent, general distribution literary magazine published in Houston, Texas. With a bimonthly press run of 10,000, it featured poetry, short fiction, essays, and interviews with important regional and national writers. This collection presents some of Dialog’s best pieces and is a must for those interested in Texas literature from the period. (PDF: 195 pages/688k: formatted for loose-leaf binding)

 

Featuring work by:

James Bettison, Richard M. Bolling, Robert Dante, Christopher Dow, Marie Dybala, Lionel Garcia, Enid Jimenez, Phillip Lopate, Elizabeth McBride, Robin McCorquodale, Vassar Miller, Harryette Mullen, Marie Ponsot, Pattiann Rogers, Christopher Woods, and others

 

Interviews with:

Lionel Garcia, Leon Hale, Phillip Lopate, Cynthia Macdonald, Michael McClure, Marie Ponsot

The Abbey Stone

 

by Bartholo Dias

Before disappearing into the jungles of the Amazon Basin in 1986, Bartholo Dias was a very special contributor to the poetry scene in Houston, Texas, and touched the lives of a number of local writers. The Abbey Stone is the sole document that Dias left behind. (24 pages/204k: formatted for looseleaf binding)

The PHOSPHENE

POETRY COLLECTION

James Bettison

After Dinner Thought

R.T. Castleberry

Sketch for Mourning

Adrienne Anne Clark

Lazy Afternoon

Annette Craver

Asleep at the Wheel

Judson Crews

His Heavy

Michael Crippen

I Barely Escaped

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Jean Croce

Reflections on Work as a "Typist"

Karon Crow

To the Pied Piper

Earl L. Dachslager

Assignment

Robert Dante

Lessons in Charm

Miles Per Hour

Red Telephones

Reverse Revenge

Secret Music

The Clouds Had Ribs

The Persistene of Memory

The Price

Traffic Overture

J.A. DeGar

Raining

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Bartholo Dias

Cat's Paw

The Mad Smile of the Half Moon

Who Gains No Wound

Bob Donachie

The Wanderer

Claire Donahue-Korolenko

Pecan Day

Christopher Dow

Abandoned Ruins

City of Dreams

Fall Flies

Mechanics of the Techological Renaissance

Pencil

There is a Map

Jan Henson Dow

After Reading Velikovsky

Oh America! Oh Benjamin!

Gene Fowler

Zen 21

Stephen R. Gilbert

Still Life

Lisa Goodman

Sitting on a Couch with an Absent Jazzman

Jessica Goody

Certain Doorways

Tigress

Geraldine Greig

In the Coming Railroad Time of This Country

Nina Haas

Impatience

Archibald Henderson

Easier

Robby Henson

Crackes in Eternity

Kristin Higgins

The Sculptor Manque

Lisa Hunter

Waterlilies

Samuel H. Lerner

Antes o Despues

Lyn Lifshin

My Sister's Diaries

Virginia Long

Remembered Fragrance

Phillip Lopate

Straight Man

John Lunstroth

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Orson T. Maquelani

On a Lover's Bridge

Karen Wyatt Martin

Aditya

Elizabeth McBride

Kwajalein

Shells

The Atoll

James McCracken

History Lesson

The Peril of Travel

Pat McCulloch

Do Dead Men Walk Down Dowling Street?

Martha McDavid

I Wish You Had Been Higher

Passage

Two Forces

Kathryn Stewart McDonald

Always

Explanation

For Franz

For the Whale

Masks for Lost Faces

Saipan

Shades of Stillness

Sidi Bou Said

View from a Cliff

Robert McGough

Bob Early's Grocery Store in Arkansas

Joan McNearny

An Executive

Robin McQuorquodale

Andres Segovia's Concert

Andres Segovia / Henry Moore

August

Homecoming

Rose II

Royce

The Promise

D. Meeks

Bing Cherries, Purple Plums

Seachange

Vassar Miller

A Rage for Order for Rose

Fear

Sleep

What Really Happens

Harryette Mullen

A Brand of Love

Easter Colors

B. Parker

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Marie Ponsot

Metro Bus

Museum

Marshal Lee Recknagel

A Friend

Oklahoma

Steven Robinson

Star Mission of Hope

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Pattiann Rogers

A Sequence of Circumstance

Remembering the Imagination: A Love Letter

The Myth of Fields

 

Carol Royal

Going Home

Winter Visitors

Jacqueline Simon

The Biloxi Shrimper Confesses to His Monsignor

The Monsignor Repies to the Shrimper

Sidney Wade

French Lilacs

Two Leaves

Barbara Winder

The Problem of Wild Horses

Christopher Woods

Shadow

Tennessee

John Zern

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