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Punk Rock—A Love Song, a poem by George Fish

Punk Rock—A Love Song by George Fish raw a raging torrent angry defiant dissonant a highfalutin word—cacophonous a rampaging storm of music in three-chord rock format basic, crude, beastly an out-of-control wildfire showing society as nothing but a dumpster fire! angry and dispossessed myself, no wonder I love it! moved as I am by punk bands I’ve heard and seen live Sex Pistols, raging protest, defiance of a corrupt society they sing, “God save the Queen, the fascist regime, we have no future” and they are right in this, the gig economy with no secure jobs, only debt and despair Joan Jett delicious birthday retort to a shitty boyfriend, “ You need a trick, baby, buy it!” and in-your-face, “I don’t give a damn about my bad reputation” Ramones, of course magnificent variety over the course of years Detroit-to-Indy Ricky Rat Pack surprising harmony and lyricism also Indy, Hispanic punkers Fastid

2017 Pushcart Prize Nominations

Congratulations to the following Flying Island contributors who are nominated for inclusion in the  The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses XLIII . These selections appeared in 2017 in the Flying Island, an online journal of the Indiana Writers Center. The four poetry nominations are: The night before the inauguration, by Kristine Esser Slentz (May15, 2017) The Farm Wife, by Shari Wagner (June 5, 2017) Going Deaf, by Mary M. Brown (July 31, 2017) Truck Stop Dog, by Thomas Alan Orr (August 23, 2017) The fiction nomination is: Pyramid Scheme, by Jim Powell (Oct. 27, 2017)   http://flyingislandjournal.blo