Issue #2 – Love, Spring and Revolution

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Welcome to issue number 2 of The Ramingo’s Porch, which is 2 more than any of us thought would emerge from gestation into sunlight–but we received so many fine submissions, the journey proved pretty simple, if not inevitable.

The process of making a litmag exposes the pushmepullyou of history and modernity, gathering singers and storytellers around the fire for a party, but a party built from ones and zeroes all in a row, shot into space, bounced off satellites back down to earth, printed with lasers and ink on paper made from other paper, shipped around the globe with the help of robots and infernal engines of every shape and configuration.

We hope the stories and poems and screeds and scribblings within give you hope, piss you off, and inspire you to scribble yourself. But why all this about oak or stone? Come you, let us begin.

Bekah Steimel

Bray McDonald

Catfish McDaris

Ann Christine Tabaka

Dan Sicoli

Daniel G. Snethen

David Cameron

Dianne Borsenik

Faleeha Hassan

Guinotte Wise

George Wallace

Heath Brougher

James Daniel Spears

John Patrick Robbins

Jose Manuel Sanchez

JP Johnson

Judy Shepps Battle

Karlo Silverio Sevilla

Kevin W Peery

Lauren Scharhag

Lewis Beilman

Lylanne Musselman

Lynn White

Maggie Mackay

Marianne Szlyk

Marc Pietrzykowski

Mark Blickley

Mendes Biondo

Mirette Bahgat

Ndaba Sibanda

Nick Boreham

Nika Grizila

Nora Weston

Pat M Kuras

Rajnish Mishra

Rona Fitzgerald

Sergio Ortiz

Shane Moritz

Sofia Kioroglu

Titus Green

Victor Clevenger

Wayne F Burke

Yvonne Leach