Susan Isla Tepper is the author of 10 published books of fiction and poetry and 2 stage plays.
Her new satirical Novel titled ‘Office’ is forthcoming from Wilderness House Press.
Later this year another Novel titled ‘Hair of a Fallen Angel’ will be published by Cervena Barva Press.
Tepper is currently in the production phase of her play about artist Jackson Pollock in his later years.

Mouth of the Sea


At last cooler air
the windows flung open—
curtains flapping
Mother’s voice singing out
Rise and shine!
Rise and shine!

While far off— away
in places unimaginable
streams balk
at winters past
tucked into their cells;
the freeze slowing the flow
to a trickle.

Immortal laws cease.
As if movement toward
the mouth of the sea is

Desirous, still
a mother anoints her child
pushes the breast
throws open windows
to the new path.

Melting waters keep breaking ice.
Though this time
this time
they say things will be different.


Glenn Bowie is a published poet, lyricist, musician and photographer from the Boston area. He also owns and operates an elevator company that supplies custom-built elevators for clients from New England to Hollywood. Author of two poetry and photograph collections (Under the Weight of Whispers and Into the Thorns and Honey) published by Big Table Publishing , he donates all profits from his books to various charities for the homeless and animal shelters.