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Welcome to issue 13.1 of Forge!

Seatbelts on, friends: it’s time for another ride on the Forgemobile. The November 2019 issue is now up for your enjoyment!

~Melissa Venables

Forge 13.1

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Max Bayer: Go Down Easy

Randy Fowler: Elizabeth II

James la Vigne: Farther, Sayeth the Spider

Sam Moore: Storms and Possibilities

David H Weinberger: A Momentary Disturbance of Air


Simon Perchik: 12 Poems—November 2019

Jeanine Stevens: Confetti | Mistral | Cabbage Patch