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Monkey Puzzle #9 features the following works of prose:
Uncle Mort by Lee Ann Grossberg
Text One: For Dam & Corn by Carolyn Zaikowski
Cracked Open by Sarah Cooke
I Can't Fly Fat by Bryan Jansing
The Boss of My Body by Kathy Conde
Finer Than Prayer by Nathan Antar
Ms. Frisky Is Expecting by Ralph Bland
Men In Uniform by Michael Cohen
and the following works of poetry:
omne vivum ex ovo by Jennifer Aglio
noisy alien mirror by Jack Collom
As If We Didn't Know by Tim Z. Hernandez
Aquariums, NY by Get in the car, Helen
untitled by Kai Forrest Brown
"i" by Suzanne DuLany
unto a good land by Jennifer Aglio
Man Walking on "R" by Jack Collom
Notes by Ming Jung Oh
Until that Tuesday by Travis Macdonald
reversed iteration by Brandon Arthur
Yellow by Jordan Antonucci
Three Gods In One by Kade Alexander Jensen
Heartwood by Jennifer Aglio
with photography by:
and artwork by:
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Paperback: 62 pages / 6 in. x 9 in.
Published: May 2010
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