The use of oil is found in many religions and cultures. It has been used during special ceremonies . . . Olive oil was used to anoint the early kings of the Greeks and Jews. The Greeks anointed winning athletes.  ~ the Olive Oil Source, 2018

NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2019 PUSHCART PRIZE XLIII ANTHOLOGY:

Ray Ball, “After reading discourses about how a bird can be prepared for a banquet so that its
feathers remain intact by exsanguinating it through the mouth and careful use of damp cloths.”

Daisy Bassen, “Queens”

Brendan Constantine, “In All Likelihood”

Risa Denenberg, “why I hate to cry”

Tanya Grae, “Sunday School”

Simon Perchik, “[You inhale the way this sand]”

NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2018 BEST OF THE NET ANTHOLOGY:

Sarah Blake, “Snow White’s Dreaming

William Doreski, “The Duel in Eugene Onegin

Naoko Fujimoto, “Pochi or Kuro

Genevieve Kaplan, “(ladies vary)

Michael Schmeltzer, “In the City of No Children

Heidi Seaborn, “tealeaves

NOMINATIONS FOR 2018 BEST NEW POETS ANTHOLOGY:

Beverly Lafontaine, “My Mother and MLK

Heidi Seaborn, “tealeaves