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Voices de la Luna, Volume 8, Number 2

Editor’s Note, James R. Adair Cover Page Art, Deborah Keller-Rihn

Featured Poet

Your Prayer Rug – Waiting for the Medical Examiner, 7 a.m. – The Committee – Cat Meditation, Martha K. Grant You Are the Home I Come To, Martha K. Grant

Featured Interview

Questions for Pamela Winfield, Lauren Walthour

Collaboration in Literature & the Arts

Creative Writing Reading Series Roland Barthes Reading Group The Nature of Fabric, Lindsey Hall

Book Reviews

All the Light We Cannot See (Anthony Doerr), Brigitte B. Saidi The Beauties of Blackbirds in the Classroom: Review of One Blackbird at a Time (Wendy Barker), Cyra S. Dumitru

The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack and Other Cautionary Tales from Human Evolution (Ian Tattersall), James R. Adair

Art & Culture in the City

Institute of Texan Cultures

Chloe René Castillo: A Young San Antonio Pianist, Mo H Saidi Diwali Festival Lights Up San Antonio

H-E-B Youth Poetry Contest Winners

Liberate, Meghan (First Place) I Wish I Had a Sister, Nimsi (Second Place)

My Cancer Poem, Hannah (Third Place) Midnight, Ashleigh (Fourth Place)

Select Poems

Zimbabwe Images 2015, Clyta Coder The Gift of India, Sarojini Naidu Waiting for the Diagnosis, Michelle Price He Dreamt of Her, James Piatt Clouds and Waves, Rabindranath Tagore More Life to Lead, More Books to Read, Hank Jones Friday Midnight Rain, Jane Dare Cracking an Egg, Chris Ellery Danny Deever, Rudyard Kipling Ocean Tao, Chris Yan Blood Moon, Fernando Esteban Flores Alchemy, Mobi Warren Moving Canvas, Lois Heger Mucha’s Women – Drawings at Terezín, Chip Dameron Nightfall in the City of Hyderabad, Sarojini Naidu Do You Hear John Deere? John Grey Poet Pretender, Julie Gates Leaning Back, Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky Just before the Draft, Harold Rodinksy Cheshire Monk, Barbara Jean Innocence, Sissy Bradford If—, Rudyard Kipling Bhagavad Gita (excerpts from Chapter 3) I Asked of Destiny, Rabindranath Tagore Keep Me Fully Glad, Rabindranath Tagore Concord Hymn, Ralph Waldo Emerson

Editors’ Poems

Upon Viewing Charles Umlauf’s Mother and Child at the Witte Museum, Joan Strauch Seifert I Can’t: A Sonnet, James R. Adair Taking Down the Tree, Carol Coffee Reposa

International Poems

Qué noche la de aquel año, Laura Ruiz Montes (What a Night That Year, trans. Margaret Randall) Be Gentle with Lovers! Majid Naficy (!با عاشقان مهربان باش, trans. Majid Naficy) Im Winterwind, Hejo Müller (Winter Winds, trans. James Brandenburg)

Poetry Therapy

Obligated, Joyce Collins Sasha Know It, True, Sasha Guzman Untitled, Florida Galloway Wait, Rashmi Gupta The Flowers on Our Farm, Milo Kearney A Prose Response in Haven for Hope, Dale G. Tremper What We Project, Vivian Kearney

Art Therapy

I’m a Bear in a Cage, Amanda Collins Hope, Vali McGrath Did You? Frances R. Ford Mandala, Alba Gallegos Bather, Tara Layer

Poetry & Dreams

Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream, James Brandenburg The Divine Child, James Brandenburg

News & Notes

Indian Stepwells: Hidden Architectural Treasures Laurie Ann Guerrero Named to Leadership Position at Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center Malala Yousafzai, Advocate for Women’s and Girls’ Education George Orwell, Author and Social Critic Mother Teresa Set for Canonization Stone in the Stream/Roca en el Rio


A Voyage to India, Mo H Saidi

Short Fiction

Desert Hope, Terri M. Tucker continued Reunion, Peter Holland Henrietta Esparza, Bryan Grafton The Monkey and the Crocodile: A Jataka Tale of the Buddha in a Former Life, trans. Ellen C. Babbit

Serialized Novel

The Marchers, Chapters 29 and 30, Mo H Saidi continued continued continued

San Antonio Small Presses

Wings Press Word Design Studio

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Brief Bios of Selected Contributors Idioma: That’s the Way I Learned It, James R. Adair