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Best of the Net

2015 ‘Best of the Net Anthology’ Nominees

The staff  at Atticus Review is pleased to announce our nominations for the 2015 Best of the Net Anthology, which aims “to promote the diverse and growing collection of voices who are publishing their work online.” The anthology is published online by Sundress Publications each spring. This year’s judges are Bruce Bond, Brian Oliu, and Kate […]

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The Group Poetry Project: Branches and Twigs

For the month of June, writer and poet Mike Maggio decided to start a group writing project that would bring together twenty poets and end with twenty-one new poems. After each poet contributed one line to the collaborative poem, each had the chance to revise the poem within his or her style while maintaining the […]

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Newton left long time ago

The Group Poetry Project: Switching Places

For the month of June, writer and poet Mike Maggio decided to start a group writing project that would bring together twenty poets and end with twenty-one new poems. After each poet contributed one line to the collaborative poem, each had the chance to revise the poem within his or her style while maintaining the […]

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The Group Poetry Project: Nibbles, Nibble, Nibbling

For the month of June, writer and poet Mike Maggio decided to start a group writing project that would bring together twenty poets and end with twenty-one new poems. After each poet contributed one line to the collaborative poem, each had the chance to revise the poem within his or her style while maintaining the […]

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Twenty Poets and Twenty-One Poems: The Group Poetry Project

It’s easy to imagine writing as a lonely art–locked in a room or closet with a typewriter or laptop, hours searching your own mind while a loved one knocks shyly, scoots a tray of food through the door, and scuttles away–because writers need to be alone. There’s an attractiveness in running away to a cabin […]

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Midnight

Midnight

Editor’s Note: Because this weekend is the occasion of the annual Howl! Festival in New York City, it seemed like a fitting time to publish this piece (which just came over the transom this morning).     Dedicated to the late Allen Ginsberg     It’s midnight, somewhere in the Village. It’s a different time, […]

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Get Lit, Round 1: Poetry

Get Lit, Round 1: Poetry

How exciting to be able to share under one roof the following four-month compilation of Atticus Review poetry with our readers. Please dive in to the deep waters of our 17 poets and experience the places they dare to swim. Open publication – Free publishing – More atticus review

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Reform School

Reform School

In the adjacent room, Across the hall from the health care clinic, The old timer stares at his knees, gingerly raises his right hand, and blesses himself. His peers—fellow kidney disease patients—sit beside him, Blankly Many deep in thought, fraught with worries, massive and menial, Some minds kept in line by meds, Others flowing unevenly […]

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Orbiting Our Future

The launching of the final American space shuttle, Atlantis, this morning has held our attention here at Atticus Books all week long. First with our otherworldly issue of Atticus Review, and now with a poem from our publisher, we’re commemorating this momentous end of an era. While the final launch and closing of the book […]

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The Scotch Trilogy, Part III: In the Delta, Too

The Scotch Trilogy, Part III: In the Delta, Too

“The little shrimp Is eating ice cream,” She says, while playing With our Brittany Spaniel. “He’s been eating rocks – I’ve been watching him,” She says, Prying his mouth open To see if she can spot any. “OK, now I can pet you,” She says, forgivingly, As he puts his forepaws on her lap And […]

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