148 September, 2009

perm_identity From the Editor

John Bowers: A versatile writer through the decades

Issue No. 148 ~ September, 2009

"Yes, Bowers was a country boy, but he developed into quite a versatile writer, publishing non-fiction books, celebrity profiles, novels, a Civil War book, Chickamauga and Chattanooga: The Battles that Doomed the Confederacy, and even a highly readable biography of General Stonewall Jackson. Still going strong at the age of 81, Bowers has a novel, Love in Tennessee, which was released this month to come out from Red Hen Press."

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The Way It Isn’t

Issue No. 148 ~ September, 2009

...He remembered his silences...unable to stop thinking of Valerie...He hadn't encouraged Valerie to leave Les but did nothing to change her mind, wanting her free even though he wasn't. And when she was, Lydia was the one who asked him to go, telling him she couldn't live with a man who ignored her.

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Julie Kane

Issue No. 148 ~ September, 2009

"...Diane Ackerman took two of my poems for 'Epoch' when she was the poetry editor -- I was an undergrad and she was in the PhD program, so I was thrilled beyond belief that she considered me a "real poet." T. Coraghessen Boyle, Marilyn Hacker, and Sandra Gilbert all had work in that Winter 1974 issue of 'Epoch'. Maybe I'll be able to sell my copy on eBay to fund my retirement."