Bob McNeil

Underground Books presents a new version of Bob McNeil’s collection of poetry, Verses of Realness. This collection, unlike its predecessor, has more thought-provoking poems about the state of the world. And, as an added bonus, the book prominently showcases two of Bob’s startling illustrations. James Browning Kepple, Publisher of Underground Books, wrote: “By going deep inside our own selves, Bob McNeil guides the way to a new and improved view of what our world should be—something real and honest.” Verses of Realness can be purchased for $8.00, plus $4 shipping and handling. For copies of this book, send checks or money orders to Bob McNeil, PO Box 144, Hollis, NY 11423 or to this PayPal account: mcneil_bob@yahoo.com. If you have any questions, email Bob at mcneil_bob@yahoo.com or call him at 917-889-1441.

Think, you are not alone and The Thinker, Volume 6, Issue 1

Volume 6 Issue 2 Theme Announced

The issue will be available July 2020.

The optional theme is A Defining Moment. See the Submit tab for details on how to submit. We accept photography, art, comics, creative nonfiction, fiction, flash fiction, experimental work, hybrid work, and poetry.

Volume 5, Issue 2


The issue is available here.

Campus at night by Riku Ylönen

The optional theme is Questions.

Contributors: Bill Abbott, Maya Alexandri, Gary Beck, Adam Levon Brown, Frank De Canio, Kayson Carlin, Satya Dash, Maria Espinosa, Marie Fields, Alexander Garza, Laura Goodman, Kara Goughnour, Jacob Greb, A. Elizabeth Herting, Mark Hudson, Maranda Huffort, Phil Huffy, Caitlin Johnson, Thomas Kearnes, J.D. Kotzman, Michelle Kouzmine, Courtney LeBlanc, Kate Maruyama, John Maurer, Andrew Miller, Keith Moul, Ben Nardolilli, Robert P. Parker, Fabrice Poussin, Nicolas Ridley, Taylor Risinger, John Timothy Robinson, David Rogers, David Anthony Sam, Jessica Seaborn, Margarita Serafimova, David K. Slay, J. Conrad Smith, J.R. Solonche, J.B. Stone, Richard Weaver, Katie Wolf, and Riku Ylönen.

Reviews: The Anatomical Venus by Helen Ivory (Reviewed by Michael Paul Hogan)

Winner of The Magnolia Review Ink Award to be announced!



Riku Ylönen

Riku Ylönen is an amateur photographer from Central Finland. He has a Master’s Degree in Philosophy, specialized to language philosophy and semiotics, from Jyväskylä University. Ylönen studied creative writing in Open University of Jyväskylä, and his poems have been published in anthologies. He was also a finalist in the national poetry slam competition, as well as annual competition of Kauhava city “Puukko ja runo” (puukko knife and poetry). Among photographing, drawing and writing, Ylönen is interested in bouldering and collecting bladed weapons.

aamupitsi, Harbour, Heartseed, The Gates Within, Meditation, unitalvi, and Campus at Night, Volume 5, Issue 2

Keith Moul

Keith Moul is a poet of place, a photographer of the distinction light adds to place. Both his poems and photos are published widely. His photos are digital, striving for high contrast and saturation, which makes his vision colorful (or weak, requiring enhancement).

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