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Invisible Deluge–John Paul Caponigro

Well of dark effluence inchoate,the past burns now, the future with it.A present power hunger consumes itselfbloating new waves to oblivion. One fall in the sky;atmospheres river with carbon, shuddering unsequestered descents, relentlessly writhing fevers.… Continue reading

Artwork–Michael Lee Johnson

***Michael Lee Johnson lived ten years in Canada during the Vietnam era. Today he is a poet in the greater Chicagoland area, IL. He has 266 YouTube poetry videos. Michael Lee Johnson is an internationally… Continue reading

At the Wheel–Holly Day

The clay warps and grows smooth beneath my hands, opens intoA mouth I can pour my day into. Inside this pot between my handsIs a prison for the fights I walked away from,… Continue reading


CAST OF CHARACTERS CARRIE Wife of Brian 28-65 FBRIAN Husband of Carrie 30-67 M SETTING:Carrie and Brian’s kitchen counter. TIME:Mornings. PLAYWRIGHT NOTE: If desired, the play can be cast with six actors by… Continue reading

Editorial note

I would like to personally thank and dedicate this issue to Heather Momyer, Founder and previous Editor-In-Chief of Masque and Spectacle. This literature and arts magazine was Heather’s vision for many years. We… Continue reading

Fabri Fibra — Mario Loprete

*** Mario Loprete is a Graduate at Accademia of Belle Arti, Catanzaro (ITALY). Painting for him is the first love. Pure love. Creating a painting, starting from the spasmodic research of a concept… Continue reading

Putting Me Together — Linda Imbler

People I’ve known, their faces remembered only in deepest dreams, a highway of human automobiles speeding through my mind Emotional yo-yos of memories bounce like balls on a court. Bringing smiles or tears,… Continue reading

New List — Angela Rey

– Work out – Walk the dogs – Sleep less – Be awake more – Mark the seasons – Rescue the yuppies – Name your demons – Bemoan the loss of your spatula… Continue reading

2 Photographs — Edward Lee

Click images to enlarge. *** Edward Lee‘s poetry, short stories, non-fiction and photography have been published in magazines in Ireland, England and America, including The Stinging Fly, Skylight 47, Acumen and Smiths Knoll.… Continue reading

2 Poems — Stephanie Athena Valente

Merry Widow pour honey in a voicemailagreement & olfactory neurons the latin word for lucky scenti hate perfume, but who do you use?put me in short videos how much does organic content cost?the… Continue reading

GRIEF SONATA — Syble Heffernan

Part 1: The Exposition August 29, 2019. It is an average morning by all accounts; I am both a university student and a writer, fervent in the mission to abandon every relative truth… Continue reading

Blue Quarry — John Grey

If it was just the blue of the sky that would be one thing but it’s the blue of the minerals in the soil, and the eyes of the girl I took down… Continue reading

The Birds in Silhouette — Ann Gaygan

*** Ann Gaygan is a graduate of School of Visual Arts in New York City and has worked as a graphic designer, information technology specialist, and in administration for higher education.

Hitchcock Asks Tippi to Star in The Birds — Shari Caplan

Maybe I model, but I do sweat when a movie mogul slides a black box across at Liz Taylor’s favorite restaurant. Order the chili, he commands, massive hands a temple mid-table. In the… Continue reading

POE AND CHIVERS — Anne Whitehouse

  “There’s a fine line between clever and stupid.”                                                                             –“This is Spinal Tap”              Poe’s association with Thomas Holley Chivers, a poet who idolized him and… Continue reading

On Marie Blanchard’s “Woman with a Fan” — Diane Kendig In the Reina Sofia Museum of Madrid North of here, in the Palace of Catalan Music Hall, fans froth its matinee audience, plain and lacy, some sold to match its stained glass… Continue reading

2 Stories — Mike Dillon

April 10, 1963 I first heard the word “Jew” said in that certain way on April 10, 1963 when I was twelve. I know the exact date because on the short drive to… Continue reading

lotophagia — RC deWinter

i’ve fallen down a rabbit hole of cognitive dissociation a carnival of synesthesia possible only in a lotus eater’s dream looking at sound hearing color touching scents tasting you if there is a… Continue reading

The Dark Moon and the Eclipses — Christopher Pieterszoon Routheut

In the invisible distance, the dark moon moves across, and occults, the summer sun. Midday’s midnight. The consecution’s confused. The century’s spectacle, barely begun, so soon has half finished fast. Here, however, resting… Continue reading