Speechless the Magazine

 To render. Be rendered. Awestruck. Awesome.
A magazine of poetry and related arts straight from L.A.


   "Throw Out the Old Way of Thinking"
   by Rachael McCampbell


Summer 2006


Special historical feature in conjunction with Northeast L.A.'s June celebration of early Los Angeles arts and culture.

L.A. Poetry Then      & Now
Eugene Rhodes         Charles Harper Webb
   Nora May French    Elsa Frausto
                                   Elena Karina Byrne
                                     Mark Irwin
                                        Charlotte Innes
Charlie Russell                                                      ...and more

Great Salutations Eugene Manlove Rhodes & Charles Fletcher Lummis. Around the turn of the century the roughriding Westerner and budding writer found in Lummis a publisher, demanding editor, and lifelong correspondent.
Visual Cues Artist Charlie Russell: The fastest "draw" in the West, could also write.

Guest Star Joyce Jenkins presides over this issue's Guest Star page wherein she deepens our knowledge of Poetry Flash, and introduces a selection of poetry from associate editor Richard Silberg, and the Flash's assistant and contributing editors.
Essay The Mystique of the Difficult Poem, Round 2 of 4, by Steve Kowit
Poetry Goes to the Fights "Decisions, Decisions..." (What's the commonality between the Trinidad/De la Hoya match and the poetry manuscript you just submitted to a competition?)—essay by Suzanne Lummis; and "September 18"—Poem by David Lehman
Re-Discovered "Carmel Bohemian" poet Nora May French
Anne Silver Award Cece Peri's clever Shakespearean sonnet receives our first Anne Silver Award


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