Lost Lake Folk Opera V5N2

From deep inside the Polar Vortex – the Dark Ice of the Moon, Winter 2018-2019 issue.

 

Featuring
Short plays by Lee Gundersheimer & Emilio Regina
John Torgrimson from Guantanamo—On Asylum.
& Jon Welsh inside the State Funeral of
George Herbert Walker Bush Nametag Peggy by Dan Butterfass
Looking for a horse poem after an eye exam by Scott Lowery
Department of Catastrophe Management by Neale Torgrimson
Club of Stars, a fragment from the forthcoming memoir by Maria Sousa Hogan
Scott Lowery
Maria L. Sousa Hogan
Holly Day
Lee Gundersheimer
Christopher G. Bremicker
Andy Roberts
Tomer Klein
Dave Hunter
David Carkhuff
Dan Butterfass
Neale Torgrimson
Jim Johnson
Folk Opera Book Review—
Text for Our Nomadic Future, poems by Jim Johnson
Micheal Akutagawa
Hrithik Rana
G. L. Rockey
Jon Welsh
Wayne Farmer
John Torgrimson
Emilio Regina
Tom Driscoll

Lost Lake Folk Opera V5N1

Special Poets Laureate Issue

to celebrate the Fifth Anniversary of Folk Opera

 30 Stellar Contributors, including 6 past & present poets laureate


Poets Laureate
Joyce Sutphen • Minnesota Poet Laureate. Four Poems of the Road. Ken McCullough • Winona Poet Laureate. The Bear Husband – John Osa & Ursula. Rob Hardy • Northfield Poet Laureate. Three Poems – Rebecca, Jane & Light. Nicholle Ramsey • Winona Associate Laureate. Two Poems – Water and Sand. Jim Johnson • Duluth Laureate Emeritus. Two Trout Tales from Minnesota and Iowa. Emilio DeGrazia • Winona Laureate Emeritus. Late Thoughts – at the Mayo Clinic ER. 

Short fiction & essays                        

Anne Muccino. Dalia & J.T. Christopher Bremicker. Relapse. Justin Watkins. John Bass & other prose.  Jim Miles. My First Hunt. Steve Cooke. Lawn Adventures. Roger McKnight.Burnt Potatoes. John Torgrimson. Feast & Requiem. James Petrillo. Ashyer. Dan Coffey. Nowhere to Go. Nancy Palker. Zipper Lady. Ken Kakareka. Cabrón. Ken Fliés. Dog Days of Winter

Poetry                     

Steve McCown. Six Poems. Lee Henschel Jr. Forty Lenten Haiku. Tufik Y. Shayeb. Three Poems. Robert Wooten. Four Poems. Michael Ceraolo. Eighty Days. Kay Bosgraff. Three PoemsSteve Toth.Three Poems. Steve Schild. Three Poems. Ed Schwartz. Five Poems. Marcus Hines. Three Poems. Nicole Borg. Waiting for the Prince. Ken McCullough. The Levee: Then and Now


Everybody has one — Op-Ed                        

Tom Driscoll v5n2. My Crystal Ball

Folk Opera Fall – V4N2

Your Safety is Our Number One Priority

A fabulous anthology of poetry, short fiction and essays, opinion, photography and graphic arts

Featuring
Gun oil, hot metal and justice, 9 poems by Nicole Borg
Judy Garland’s Mother, short story by Konnie Ellis
As a man 2 short essays by John Torgrimson.
I know what’s coming, 4 poems by Andy Roberts
Solve for x, photography by Nathan Wagoner

Fiction and essays
Mr. Maryport Lee Henschel Jr.
Sold Jim Joe Ducato
The remarkable cat Daniel Moeller
Why? John Weiss
Mary Louise Kate Halverson
Sin and X C.J. Pickens
Rougher prose Carole Stoa Senn

Poetry
Try to stay alive David L. James
People lived here once Bart Sutter
Sisters paired Connie Sanderson
Paired sisters Nancy Kay Peterson
A wise fool’s song Robert Wooten
Another and better dream J. Niko Le
Rapier pen Mark Gaffney

Moral hazard Opinion by Tom Driscoll

Lost Lake Folk Art v4n1 2017

Lost Lake Folk Opera – V4N1

Livin’ the Good Life

Winter-Spring 2017


Lost Lake Folk Opera V4N1

Featured In This Issue—

The War at Home. Three Poems by Jacob Patchen.   The Old Dark House We Lived In. Nicholas Ozment. Daughters and Dogs. Short fiction by Jackie Goodwin. Three poems by Dan Butterfass. On Hands. Tom Driscoll.

Short Fiction 

Paradise Cemetery. David A. Forrester. The Finder. Perry Palin. Green Tea. Christopher G. Bremicker. The Backlands. Ken Fliés

Poetry

Portraits by the Bartender. Michael Willson. Four Sonnets. Clay Marks. More than Books. Robert Kingett. Disconnect the Dots. Nate Logan. Three Poems. Sheryl Nelms. Fifteenth Child. Victor Pearn. Two Short Poems. Vivian Boland Schroder. Eight River Poems. Audre Ionia Kluzik

Opinion

Everybody Has One—

How he Made a Fool of Me. Emilio DeGrazia. Livin’ the Good Life. Tom Driscoll

Eye Shadow – Personal Essays

Emilio DeGrazia

   Emilio DeGrazia is one of those writers who loves the ambience of a writers’ gathering––the fraternity, the probing of ideas––whether the subject is poetry or the jock strap empire of sports. What I can tell you is that not many people I’ve read, whether in Minnesota or beyond, write of the human condition with the same mixture of discovery, forgiveness and judgment that Emilio brings from his study. Years ago a small group of us, at the prodding of the toastmaster, were asked to identify three or four people who would be our choice if we were marooned on a desert highland and had to spend foreseeable months or years listening to each other. My first choice was Emilio. I never tire of hearing what this man has to say about the humanity around him. —Jim Klobuchar, Author and retired columnist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Amazon Reviews—

Avid Reader writes: Ramblings. This short story collection is loosely grouped in eight categories: American Dreams, True Stories, Human Nature, College Education. Embracing Technology, Military Intelligence, Jock Strappings, and Moral Compass. Each category contains a definition and several stories regarding one aspect of the definition. Like any collection, some readers will like some stories more than others will. One unexpected delight is the artwork provided for one of the stories.