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: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, email Bob at email@example.com or call him at 917-889-1441.
Think, you are not alone and The Thinker, Volume 6, Issue 1
Jeanne Lutz grew up on a small dairy farm in southern Minnesota, attended the National University of Ireland Galway, and spent two years in Japan. A Pushcart Prize nominee, Best-of-the-Net nominee, and Loft Mentor Series fellow for poetry, she is the author of the chapbook Hearts and Harrows and her poetry has appeared in The Missouri Review; NonBinary Review, Conduit and elsewhere. She divides her time between the family farm and working at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
Nova’s Poem; Lost in Darwin; Heart, I’m Sorry I Did This to You; In Good Thunder for a Family Wedding Where the Groom sings ‘Purple Rain’ to His Bride; and Taper vs. Fade, Volume 6, Issue 1
Marguerite Maria Rivas’s work has been published in numerous journals including The America’s Review, Waterways, The Mas Tequila Review, and Quarterday Review. The author of two books of poetry, Rivas is an Associate Professor at Borough of Manhattan Community College and is at work on a new volume of poetry, Rapid Transit.
In Catherine’s Study, That Blue Day, and Contingencies of a Summer Night, Volume 6, Issue 1
R. J. Cardullo is the author or editor of a number of books, including Soundings on Cinema: Speaking to Film and Film Artists (SUNY Press, 2008) and In Search of Cinema: Writings on International Film Art (McGill-Queens UP, 2004). He is also the chief American translator of the film criticism of the Frenchman André Bazin. Cardullo earned his master’s and doctoral degrees from Yale University and received his B.A., from the University of Florida. He taught for four decades at the University of Michigan, Colgate, and New York University, as well as abroad.
“Notes on Some Lesser-Known Italian Films–and Film Artists,” Volume 6, Issue 1
Kevin Hogg holds a M.A. in English Literature from Carleton University. He teaches high school English and Law, and he is a diehard Chicago Cubs fan. He writes short stories, poetry, non-fiction history, and children’s books.
The Void, Volume 6, Issue 1
Kathleen Gemmell pens for an array of publications. Kathleen is a storyteller, an animal welfare proponent, and a connoisseur of fine pizza!
Belittling the Mentally Ill, Volume 6, Issue 1
K. McGee grew up in California but has lived in Tokyo for twenty-five years. She serves as co-organizer of the Tokyo Writers Workshop and the Japan Writers Conference. She writes mainstream fiction, crime fiction and poetry. Her work has appeared recently in Bete Noire, The Font, Mystery Weekly, and The Dark City Crime and Mystery Magazine. Her story “Dot Rat” was included in Otto Penzler’s The Best American Mystery Stories 2017. She is currently working on a novel.
Mango, Volume 6, Issue 1
Carolyn Geduld is a mental health professional in Bloomington, Indiana. She is an emerging fiction writer with acceptances in Persimmon Tree, Dual Coast, and Not Your Mother’s Breastmilk.
The Cheering Up, Volume 6, Issue 1
Rachel Medina lives in the Pacific Northwest where she works in healthcare by day and writes fiction and nonfiction, both long and short, by night. Her other interests include knitting, running, and drinking coffee.
To: Joey, Volume 6, Issue 1