spring 2006

Two Poems   Sarah Sloat
Street, Ferns   Megan Snyder-Camp
Two Poems   Joshua Michael Stewart
An Excuse for Charging Headlong Into the Chagall Museum Without a Ticket   Jean Lin
Einstein's Brain  Nathan Richardson
Care   Kristen Silver
Taking a Punch  Erica Wright
Only the Taste  Ryan Scott
The Documentation of Happiness  Anne Germanacos

Featured Poet   Amy Gerstler

Visuals by 
Tom Jacobs 

Tom Jacobs © 2006 All Rights Reserved

Tom Jacobs © 2006 All Rights Reserved

from the ether


We’re bringing another change or two with this issue of the DMQ Review. Most noticeable will be the streamlined cover design as well as a shift from issues named for months. From now on we’ll be releasing Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter collections which sound more capacious and give the editorial staff a bit of fidget room when it comes to production.

However, we’re proud to continue to feature the work of one artist each issue alongside our contributors’ poetry. This time it’s California photographer Tom Jacobs. We’re pleased to display his images and hope you find reason to linger over each page. Check out his website, too.

Our collaboration with Peter Davis’ Poet’s Bookshelf happily continues with new poetry and bookshelf favorites from Amy Gerstler. Besides the work of such a well-established and dynamic poet as Gerstler, the DMQ Review is also pleased to offer first-time publication to Kristen Silver, as well as the work of poets contributing from as faraway as Germany and the Czech Republic. May our Spring issue's fine poetry and photography offer you many pleasurable moments.


Sally Ashton
Editor in Chief