Note from the Editors

 

   SEEING RED 

    ENDU(RED) ADMI(RED)
    DESI(RED) WONDE(RED)
    RUMO(RED) ADO(RED)
    ENAMO(RED) INSPI(RED)
    DISCOVE(RED) SAC(RED)
    HUNGE(RED) WONDE(RED)
    EXPLO(RED) FEATU(RED)
    AUTHO(RED) SEA(RED)
    DA(RED) UNCENSO(RED)
    SOA(RED) ADVENTU(RED)

 

 

    


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Contemporary Conundrum: Identity Crisis


Has my identity been stolen?

The question hangs a gravestone
on the subject line of the e-mail.

Has
 my identity been stolen?

Wouldn’t I know? If I wouldn’t,
do I want to know it’s gone? Is
my identity so easily removed,
modified and transferred that
no gap lies between whoever I
am and whomever was stolen?

Frozen at the keyboard, I fear
opening this ominous missive.

Has
 my identity been stolen?

If I am called forward to identify
it in a line-up – a staggering array
of homeless identities  -- would
I be able to recognize my own?
Would I want it returned? 

Marian Blue
’s award winning fiction, poetry, essays, and non-fiction have appeared internationally in newspapers (such as The Denver Post, The Christian Science Monitor, The Virginian-Pilot, and The Oregonian), magazines (such as Cruising World, Colorado Review, Snowy Egret, Eureka Literary Magazine, and Raven Chronicles) and books (such as The Tiller and the Pen--anthology/Eighth Moon Press-- and A Hundred White Daffodils -- a Jane Kenyon anthology from Graywolf Press). Marian has been an editor for print and online publications (such as One World Journeys) and was founding editor for Soundings Review (http://www.nila.edu/soundings). She has also been a newspaper editorial page editor/writer and press release editor. Marian has taught writing for community schools in Portland, Oregon and Old Dominion University in Virginia and Writers Digest Schools; she retired from Skagit Valley College (Washington) in December 2015 after twenty years of teaching writing, literature, and communication. 

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