FANTASIES, DEMONS
& LOVERS

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

It's time for another issue of VOICES. Send us your short stories, poetry, prose, flash fiction...that explore your Fantasies, your Demons and your Lovers.
Deadline for submissions is June 15th, 2022. Please send to submissions@coldriverpress.com

I'll get us started:

SHAMBHALA

I dreamt of you
Those many years ago
When schools of fish carried me

Across the raging sea
A crescent moon beckoning
In a turquoise sky

Your image remained
Long after I had washed ashore 
Delicate hands reaching down
To calm my fears
A kind smile lifting
My broken soul

In that moment
All was pure

The knowledge you imparted 
Resonating through me

On nights when the wind 
Churns the water 
Into an iridescent foam
I see the turquoise sky
Gleaming through the clouds
Your memory holding

A taste of salt
Crosses my lips

An errant tear
Seeps down

It is enough to sustain me
Opening a path
Where dreams remain

 

 

 

 



VOICES 2021
An Offering Of Fruit

 

 


WATER DREAMS
Joe Nolan

ALIVE IN AMERICA
dave boles

15 Days To Slow The Curve
dave boles

COYOTE MAGIC
dave boles


Language Of The
Tea Leaves
Sue Daly




CABO DAYS
Dave Boles

 


Hyouhakusha:
Desolate Travels Of A
Junkie On The Road
T. William Wallin-sato

DISTANT LIGHTS by D.R. WAGNER
 

Dreams, Desires, Delusions
 

UNDER A MILK
GLASS MOON
Lelania Fowler


ARTIFACTS
Tom Hedt

Borders And Boundaries
Bill Pieper



The Distance Between Us
jim bourey


QUIET ROOMS
An Anthology

Rungs Of The Ladder
Phil Weidman



Windows Of Time & Place
Taylor Graham

Tough Enough
Poems From The TOBs

The Order Of Events
Wagner &  Alexander



Sacramento Voices
2018

Crazy John Poems
A. D. Winans

Simple Sweetness
Barbara West

STORM FOOTED
D. R. Wagner

Sacramento Voices
2017

LOVE POEMS
D. R. Wagner

BLUE LAMENTATIONS
Sharon Gariepy Frye

Sacramento Voices
2016

Uplift
Taylor Graham
 

Spider Season
Susan Kelly-DeWitt
 

In Chaparral
Wendy Williams
 

West Of Angels
Allegra Silberstein
 

The Near Enough
Michael Keith

Rumor
Silva Zanoyan Merjanian
National 2015 Book Winner


Forgive Me Father
 Bill Pieper
 

Sacramento Voices 2014
Edited by Phillip Larrea

Sacramento Voices 2015
Edited by Phillip Larrea

Remembering Eternity
D. R. Wagner
 

Bones, Skin & Soul
David Iribarne
 

Out Of Reach
Cynthia Linville
 

We The People
Phillip Larrea

 

In The Rear View Mirror
Phil Weidman
 

97 POEMS
D. R. Wagner

 

     

The Lost Thing
Cynthia Linville

Sacramento Voices
201
3

Black Ink Junkie
Dave Boles

     

The View From Mt. Aukum
Ben Hiatt

Homage To A Word
Dave Boles

Phoenix Fire
Tim O'Laughlin

     

Some Sort Of Easy Life
Mark Weber

Offerings
Dave Boles


 

A Small Answer To
A Large Question
Dave Boles

     

 

Do Aluminum Chickens
Eat Metal Feed?
Dave Boles


 

You Tore Us
Meri St. Mary

Media Dissertation
Of A Balding Man
Dave Boles

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NEW RELEASE!!!!

HAT FULL OF LEAVES
Stanley Zumbiel

132 pages, plus cover
7 x 9, Perfect Bound

$20.95

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In A Hat Full of Leaves, Zumbiel has accomplished what few can; he not only sees the ghosts, specters, angels, spirits, and moving dust of the past, but he deftly delivers these apparitions as if we have witnessed them ourselves. "Tightrope Walker’s" speaker observes, "clouds roil dark with memory," and so does this inimitable collection. Zumbiel has an ekphrastic eye and births poetry exuberant with sensory detail, full of late light and fire. "These moments last," as the speaker observes in "Key to Open Darkness." Each piece "adds light to the planet’s swirling halo" ("Only Silence and Music") and artfully offers life’s marvels and losses the shimmering afterlife they deserve.

                                   — Heather Hutcheson

 

Stanley Zumbiel’s new book spreads itself out through the ethers like a labyrinthine dream theater (it’s no surprise that Max Jacob, Salvador Dali and Andre Breton find their way into some of the poems) – inside we walk from stage to stage, room to adjacent room; many of the poems become windows through which we look out at the ever-present natural world, or through them to an inner landscape we may have suspected but did not expect. It might be a church, a bar, or a cemetery. You might have to become a parrot, a ghost, or a stone angel but, each time you enter, prepare to discover something new—a song, a silence, a rustle of wings. Here the dead join the living, the past reappears, and always you will be accompanying the poet as he both confronts and welcomes the existential questions.

Susan Kelly-DeWitt