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JOHN L. HODGE published Jim Crow of the Mind and the New State Laws Designed to Preserve the Idea of White Male Supremacy.  In fifteen states, including New Hampshire, it is illegal for public school teachers to discuss in the classroom the content of this and similar books. The book examines these new laws and explains their historical roots and why they imperil the nation. Click here for ordering information and more details.

SHANNON O’CONNOR had a flash fiction piece published in Oddball Magazine.

CHARLES COE’s fourth book of poetry, Purgatory Road, has just been published by Leapfrog Press and is available here.

SHANNON O’CONNOR has a St Patrick’s Day flash fiction piece published in ODDBALL MAGAZINE.


SHANNON O’CONNOR has had two short stories published recently, “The Worst Year” and “Snow White and the Seven Symptoms, a Covid Fairy Tale.”

DOUG ATKINS recently had Diminishing Horizons, his sci-fi short story collection, published by A15 Publishing.

CHARLES COE has two poems in the September issue of Meat for Tea: The Valley Review. He also recently completed an artist-in-residency stay at the Manship House in Gloucester.

KITTY BEER’s book party launch on June 12 featured a band with singer Al Peterson, and the reading of excerpts from Marriages and Other Dilemmas: Collected Stories and a Memoir (Plainview Press).
JOHN McDAID had an interactive fiction work featured in an exhibition at the Electronic Literature Organization conference in Como, Italy, in June. The work, “We Knew The Glass Man,” was selected for a display on mentoring. (John collaborated on the piece with his son, Jack.)
BARBARA MENDE’s essay, “When Women Were Sent Away,” appeared on Liiith Magazine’s blog in May 2022.
Two poems by CHARLES COE appear in the new anthology “Tree Lines: 21st-Century American Poems” (
Places of Permanent Shade, a collection of poems by poet, editor and translator J. KATES, was published by Accent Publishing. One reviewer states, “Kates brings an almost fierce attention to what matters in art and life, and never turns away from the hard truths … yet everywhere in these poems there is abundant love and laughter.”
SHANNON O’CONNOR had a flash fiction piece published in 365 Tomorrows and a poem published in Oddball.