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Spire - Spring 2005

  • Published Date: Spring 2005

Spire is a slender volume of poetry, fiction, and stated purpose (from the web site): "Spire is dedicated to publishing traditionally marginalized voices of minority, low-income and young writers and artists who will create the future of arts and literature. Spire publishes new writers alongside more established writers in order to lend credibility and establish interest in the work of the new writers. Spire is a nonprofit organization which publishes a biannual journal of exceptional quality." I especially enjoyed George Rabasa's "Hyperspud" and from Sharon Lynn Osmond's "Summer Afternoon": "One day you wake into the blue- / green botany of two o'clock." "At the River" by Edythe Haendel Schwartz: "[. . .] trout swishing like / the teardrop gown / her mother wears / to bed / brown satin / flecked with wine," and "When you say / I wear a dress of flames / I think of the madrones / their orange skin peeling / in the White August sun," from "Summersweet" by Jeannine Hall Gailey, as well as the black and white photography and the daisy-strewn cover. [Spire, Spire Press, Inc., 532 LaGuardia Pl, Ste 298, New York, NY 10012. E-mail: . Single issue $8.] – Anna Sidak

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Review Posted on June 30, 2005

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