34THPARALLEL INDIE LITMAG PRINT & DIGITAL

There is no such thing as lunar panels.

THE MOON MAN BY JAY BERMAN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 79

I heard a woman say come here, Topaz.

FLOWERS IN THE HALLWAY BY ELLEN BLOOMENSTEIN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 79

MONDAY NIGHT AT THE BUTTE BY PAUL DRESMAN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 79

Henry Vestine at the Butte was something to see. He could rip the standards behind his back, looking sideways into a mirror that wasn’t there. He did a workingman’s job on a slow blues: he’d twist it, turn it, moan it, groan it, and bring it back down. 77th greatest guitarist who ever lived (according to Rolling Stone), Vestine played lead guitar in Canned Heat. Their biggest hit Goin’ Up Country (l967) provides background music today for car commercials that use the landscape to sell the vehicle. The song was originally a call to return to nature and/or a young man’s decision to dodge the Vietnam War and head north to Canada “—gonna leave the USA.”

THUMPER BY J CAROL GOODMAN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 79

This was far from what I dreamed of becoming, an investigating correspondent in some exotic, dangerous territory. Yet I felt I was in another sort of dangerous territory, the keeper of our baby. 

Can’t you see how sad I look?

POST-GENDER DIALOGUES BY DEBORAH ROSS 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 79


34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 79

THE MOON MAN BY JAY BERMAN, FLOWERS IN THE HALLWAY BY ELLEN BLOOMENSTEIN, POST-GENDER DIALOGUES BY DEBORAH ROSS, THUMPER BY J CAROL GOODMAN, MONDAY NIGHT AT THE BUTTE BY PAUL DRESMAN, ON A SATURDAY BY SPENCER STOREY JOHNSON, DANDELIONS, MARIGOLDS, & MY DEAD-FATHER POEM BY KRISTINA MORICONI, ON LEARNING TO FORGIVE MUSIC’S ORIGINAL EDGELORD BY KRISTINA GARVIN.