Evening Street Press strives to publish words with positive impact

Evening Street Press is centered on Elizabeth Cady Stanton's 1848 revision of the Declaration of Independence: "that all men -- and women -- are created equal," with equal rights to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." It recognizes that all people are created equal and focuses on the realities of experience, personal and historical, from the most gritty to the most dreamlike, including awareness of the personal and social forces that block or develop the possibilities of a new culture.

Barbara Bergmann: Editor and Managing Editor

Donna Spector, Kailen Nourse-Driscoll, Patti Sullivan, Anthony Mohr, L D Zane, Stacia Levy, Jeffrey Davis,  Clela Reed, Matthew Mendoza, Matthew Spireng, Ace Boggess, Kristin Laurel, Jan Bowman, Aaron Fischer, Joanne Durham:  Associate Editors

Gordon Grigsby: Founding Editor

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Brooklyn by steven Deutsch

Steve Deutsch’s fourth collection of poems, Brooklyn, expands the classic bildungsroman into middle and older age. And aren’t we always coming of age and coming into our age? Deutsch’s narrators remember, mourn, marvel, pay heed. They pay heed to people like Benny, savvy high school bookie lost to Vietnam; Sam and Saul, twin musical prodigies sundered by childhood leukemia; Davy and Sarah, unabashed sweethearts for 50 years. To places like Brownsville, Canarsie Pier, Jamaica Bay landfill. To things: RC Cola caps; secret spice mix stored in a Hellman’s jar; “a wooden spoon/that had been in the family/since the time of King David.” Many of Deutsch’s mostly male characters are haunted by an outlaw brother and their poems are among the collection’s finest. In “Brothers,” a boy and his brother find brief common cause setting up a fish tank. But, soon, “the Bettas built bubble nests/and tore  each other to pieces,” the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution triggers full-fledged war, and the older brother disappears into the rain. In “Zippo,” a younger pair watch, terrified, as their apartment burns down, clenching their secret of a stolen zippo lighter. Deutsch writes wonderfully playful poems, too, as his rollicking riff on Frank O’Hara, “Why I Am Not A Vacuum Cleaner Salesman.” Sorrowful or celebratory, his poems are always thoughtful, discerning, and reward rereading. —Mary Rohrer-Dann, author of Taking the Long Way Home

A magazine of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction published two or more times a year.



. . .all men and women are created equal in rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

—Elizabeth Cady Stanton, revision of the  American Declaration of Independence, 1848

Red Appetite by Karen Kilcup

In this beautifully crafted collection of poems, Karen Kilcup writes about how isolation due to covid brought nature to our doors, examining human kindness and cruelty as it encroaches. In “Squunck” the skunk observes us as well. “I live / in open air, uncontained / by the doors like coffin lids / that suffocate you inside /your fancy boxes.” Kilcup also laments isolation. In “On Not Being Touched” she writes, “I envy the river rocks / for the water / curling over / their backs.” In “Belgian Mare and Foal” Kilcup celebrates a birth. “A flurry of legs / the pour of a creamy tail, / the flash of a russet back. / The mare observes, and nods.” I am enamored of Karen Kilcup’s work and am honored to have had the chance to publish two of the poems from this collection. —Lee (Lori) Desrosiers, author of The Philosopher’s Daughter, Sometimes I Hear the Clock Speak, and Keeping Planes in the Air, and publisher of Naugatuck River Review and Wordpeace

Ace Boggess,Annette Opalczynski,Anthony J. Mohr,B. Elizabeth Beck,Cassondra Windwalker ,Charles H. Johnson,Clela Reed,Dana Kobernick,Dana Stamps, II,Daphne Vlachojannis,David Stallings,Deena Linet,Dion Farquhar,Dominika Wrozynski,Donna Spector,Edward Lee,Ellen Hirning Schmidt,Francis O’Hare,Franz Weinschenk,Galina Chernaya,Gordon Grigsby,Howard W. Robertson ,J Saler Drees,Jacqueline Jules,Jan Bowman,Jennifer Lagier,Jerry T Johnson,Jess Provencio,Joanne Durham,Judith Ford,Judith Sornberger,Judy Ireland,Julian Markels,Karen Kilcup,Ken Autrey,Kit-Bacon Gressitt,Kristin Laurel ,Lilace Mellin Guignard,Lucia May,Dr. Lynn Veach Sadler,Margaret Powers   ilardo,Maria Brandt , Secret Rivers,  Marilyn CavicchiaMary Elizabeth Pope,Good Work, Matthew J. Spireng,A Prague Spring, Before & After, Michael Salcman, Lynn Silverman, Prague Castle, Carles Bridge,Michelle M. Tokarczyk,Recite Every Day, Myles Gordon,Nicole Waldner,At the Booth Memorial Home for Unwed Mothers 1966, Patti Sullivan,Making a Clean Space in the Sky, Paula Yup,Free Range Kids, Peggy Trojan, Home Front,One Sleeve, Richard Carr,Richard Luftig,Rodger LeGrand,Ronald Moran,Halley and Me, Sandra Gardner,Steve Park,Steven Deutsch, Brooklyn,Steven Pelcman,Tom Boswell,  


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