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The Final Issue of The Laughing Dog

Is now closed to submissions. Thank you, one and all, for your submissions, not just for this round, but all through the years. It’s been wonderful. The final issue (no.25) will be born sometime in late December of 2016.

Let the Dicey Heavens Win

Poetry needn’t always be florid and full of curlicues; sometimes, it’s better to be concise and unencumbered. November’s Poem of the Month is just such a piece—a pithy guide to living close to the bone: How to Live with What You Have, by Marjorie Sadin.

The 2016 Issue of Veil, No.14, is Now Available

Just in time for Halloween, here ’tis:

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Chock full of disturbingly thoughtful and spooky poems by outstanding poets. Enjoy! Please visit our Current & Back Issues of Veil page for ordering information.

With Moon Tales

With October comes not just a change in seasons, but a change in how we look at the world around us. The shadows seem a bit deeper, people a bit more odd, the mysteries of life a bit more curious, if we are at all aware. This month we highlight a tight little thought-provoking poem which examines this peculiar world. For October 2016’s Poem of the Month, we give you The Walk by Denny E. Marshall.

Veil is Now Closed to Submissions

Thank you, one and all, for your submissions! We will open to submissions again in January of 2017. Veil: Journal of Darker Musings (issue No. 14) is slated to be born in late October, around Halloween–how appropriate!

You Are a Deep Blue Ocean

Just as our warm summer days cool into autumn, so do warm relationships sometimes cool into longing for what once was. What better way to examine this than with a thoughtful, poignant poem, like the one we offer for September 2016’s Poem of the Month: Anonymous and Cool, by Holly Day.

I Thought About You

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One of the more satisfying aspects of poetry is how an apt poet can present the most mundane—or horrifying—observation and use it to lead the reader into an unexpected, and sometimes poignantly dissolute, interior space. Our August Poem of the Month is one such piece: Devour, by Jan Karlsson.