Off the Coast, Maine's International Poetry Journal

WINTER 2014: "Ice Fishing"

Cover image, Winter 2014 issue, Mechanics of Love: Debra Arter

The Winter 2014 issue, "Ice Fishing," is available now.

With poems by Tara Ballard, Ace Boggess, Ruth Foley, Toni Hanner, Lynn Hoffman, Stephen Malin, Sharon Olson, Joanie Stangeland, Bradley Strahan, C.S. Vincent (youth poet), Sandy Weisman, Harold Whit Williams, and others.

Front Cover image: Mechanics of Love and Back Cover image: Holes in Communication by Debra Arter.

Photos by Tina Garvin, Karen Greenbaum-Maya, Kathleen Gunton, Peter Ingrasselino, Steve Lautermilch, Sierra Schepmann and Sherman Poultney.

Books reviewed:

Richard Aston: All That Remains by Brian Fanelli

Sheila Mullen Twyman: Calendars of Fire by Lee Sharkey

Carl Little: Familiar Ghosts by Henry Hart

Gerald George: Brightness Falls by Ellen Steinbaum

Ellen Jane Powers: Memory Won't Save Me: a haibun by Mimi White

George Magoon: Itching for Combat by Gary Hicks
The Dirt of Despair / Herrumbre de la Desesperanza by Mark Lipman, translated by Antonieta Villamil


Debra Arter teaches printmaking at the Midcoast Printmakers studio. She received her MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2008.

Tara Ballard lived in the West Bank for two years, now resides in the Gulf, and returns home to Alaska each summer.

Ace Boggess is the author of The Prisoners (Brick Road Poetry) and The Beautiful Girl Whose Wish Was Not Fulfilled (Highwire, 2003)...More Contributor Notes

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