Summer 2017: First Hell, Then Purgatory, Then What?

What’s down the road PAST the wrecking yard?

#171, by Chris Farago.
Let’s start with a prayer (and a very EAP invocation it is, too)

STRIPPED AND DESPOILED, by Charles S. Kraszewski.
Then with a trip to a very modern underworld, just follow Virgil please…
THE GIFT OF PLEASURE, by Tim J. Myers
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Even angels make mistakes
INTO THE UNDERWORLD AND BEYOND, by Bruce E.R. Thompson
If you’re going to have a beef about allegory, who better to argue with than Joseph Campbell?

ISLAM AS A CULT OF LOVE, by Brian Griffith.
The road to heaven, from Brian’s upcoming book “Great Iranian Women and What  They Did”

THE THREE SPHERES OF IGNOTUM PROPHETAM, by Ronnie Pontiac
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From the annals of the Lucid Nation Apocrypha…
THE OPIUM-EATER, by Laura Roman.
Then there are those damned borderlands in between…
DEVILS CURVE, by Marie Davis and Margaret Hultz.
Exorcism needed in the 18th arrondissement…
WHAT THEN?, by Marissa Bell Toffoli.

What indeed?
THE LANGUAGE OF SPIRITUALITY, by Thomas Larson
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Can literature express the inexpressible?…
A POSSIBLE PARADISE, by David D. Horowitz.
What we always love about David is he’s always looking for heaven now
ON NOT YET HAVING READ “WATERLAND”, by Chris Farago.
What we get up to while we wait

MY FINGER ON YOUR CHEEK, by John Grey.
And ending with another prayer, for it’s the poet’s job to make sense of no sense…

THE TOD BLOG is typing with two fingers, and can’t wait for the upcoming Ashland Literary Arts Festival, when she hopes to have this cast and splint off too…THE ARCADIA PROJECT  is big on that, too…and JAM TODAY  is feeling cranky, what with two broken wrists and all, but we still think, cranky or not, that modern life is complicated enough without bringing all this tech to bear on food, for god’s sake…

This issue’s picture contributed by EAP’s own ALEX COX…more pictures from the road…

Next issue is 1 October, and it’s the FALL 2017: SIT, STAY, GOOD HUMAN issue…contributions by 1 September, please…

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