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Back Issue - November 2006 V1 I5

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Earl J. Wilcox

"In a dark corner of my mother's attic, on a clothesline covered with dingy, dusty sheets"

Patricia Wellingham-Jones

"Fingers gnarled as lichen-crusted twigs, body quavering like limp leaves in a breeze, the old"

Eamonn Stewart

"I scaled Divis in my mind At the peak, what did I find? But Edelweiss, Edelweiss With a scent"

Sankar Roy

"There is a glacier between our home and his. Ideally we should have taken a dog sled to go"

Margaret A. Robinson

"I never told you that our first time together felt like sandpaper. It's not that I didn't want to be"

Suchoon Mo

"please come to Aspen, Colorado in the winter time when the snow is deep and so is your"

David Luntz

"I noted John's obit below the major features, his passing judged unworthy by the editors for"

Helen Losse

"This isn't about prayer as such but concerns the yellow flowers and the barking dog, the coffee"

Ellaraine Lockie

"Buried under a pink feather boa Faux fur pink stole Lacy pink shawl with sequins"

Jeremy Kiahsobyk

"Long ago. Was it? I picked up A ruddy rock and turned it In my hand, thought: Perhaps this"

Joy Harold Helsing

"The French trappers who spied these mountains upthrust on the horizon must have traveled a long"

Kenneth P. Gurney

"green ball grannie smith a pot bubbling brown goo tongue depressors and popsicle sticks wax"

Taylor Graham

"Our offerings: cast-off toys too broken to be loved. Steel conveniences we can't afford to fix."

Liz Gallagher

"Beneath backyards and nuclear testing sites, there are imaginary lines, spineless and spinning"

Cheryl Chambers

"The book, open across my lap, held up by my left thigh, details the life of a Zwerg, a dwarf."

Russell Bittner

A body may with wit rebel, claim fame, and quit the earth – as nothing less than death"

Jon Ballard

"Outskirts of a dank field once A drive-in of porno movie fare. In the car my grandmother"

Penelope Allen

"Summer gets the cold shoulder as limbs shed their green sleeves. Leafy impressions"

Odilon Redon (1840-1916) was a French painter and graphic artist, who became well-known for his symbolic figures. He worked mainly in black and white, and came into popularity when J.K. Huysmans's celebrated novel A Rebours was published in 1884, which mentioned Redon's works.

E.A. Hanninen is an American artist newly living in British Columbia, Canada. She will continue to take commissions and contracts for editorial & advertising illustration, as well as private clients. She specializes in acrylics, pastels, airbrush and digital media, and explores impressionism, realism & surrealism in her artwork. Recently, she's been exploring the artistic influences of quilting, stitches and fabric patterns, and is experimenting by incorporating "needle arts" designs in her graphics and illustrations.

E.A. is also a writer, poet, and Editor-in-Chief of The Centrifugal Eye.

Ira Joel Haber was born and lives in Brooklyn New York. He is a sculptor, painter, book dealer and teacher who sometimes writes poetry, and movie reviews. His work has been seen in numerous group shows both in USA and Europe and he has had 9 one-man shows, including several retrospectives of his sculpture. His work is in the collections of New York University, The Guggenheim Museum, The Hirshorn Museum & The Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Over the years he has received three National Endowments For The Arts Fellowship, two Pollock-Krasner grants and most recently in 2004 received The Adolph Gottlieb Foundation grant. Currently he teaches art at the United Federation of Teachers Retiree Program in Brooklyn.

Ira Joel is The Centrifugal Eye's November 2006 Cover artist.

Edmund Dulac (born 1882 in Toulouse, France) was a book illustrator who studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. He also won the 1901 and 1903 Grand Prix for his paintings. His well-known and loved watercolor and ink illustrations include the beautiful pages of Hodder and Stoughton's The Arabian Nights (1907), The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales (1910), The Bells and Other Poems by Edgar Allan Poe (1912) and Sinbad the Sailor and Other Stories From the Arabian Nights (1914), among many others.

Dallas J. Bryant is a West Coast photographer and graphics artist, who also writes fiction, poetry and reviews. He is a regular contributor to The Centrifugal Eye, and his art may also be found while perusing the Archives. Dallas loves curving lines and monochromatic color palettes.

Pierre Brissaud was a fashion, "home & garden" and advertising cover and spread illustrator for magazines and books during the early to mid-1900's. He produced work for French and American publications, such as Vogue, Condé Nast, Ladies Home Journal, Gazette du Bon Ton and others.


The November issue also featured three essays:

In the Grey House: Writing Toward the Metaphorical Past, by Jon Ballard
The Art of the Off-Beat Sells, by Patricia Wellingham-Jones
Blue Rhapsody: A Songwriter's Rhythm, (Plus Sidebar: A Study in Sound) by Len Bourret

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