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Premier Issue No. 1
August 14, 2003 - November 14, 2004

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The Star Said...
Emlyn Lewis

Dear Mr. Tax Man

Invigorating Shake
Photo Essay on Peace
Bicentennial Aries
Jon Heinrich
Stranger in Alaska
Ryan Collins

The End of Main Street
Wesley Ratko

The Fur Trapper
Evan Bynum
Travels with Dad
Sarah Edrich
Long's Peak Winter Solo
Aron Ralston
Las Vegas
Jon Heinrich
Film Review: Secretary
Josh Seifert
Your Basic Mindf***: A Review of Wayne Krantz' Latest, Your Basic Live
Brian Gagne
Interview with Silent Treatment
Chrystie Hopkins
Independence of Common Humanity
Daniel Stevens
September in Chicago
Derek Meier
Father Time was a Bastard
Dan Boudreau
Wispers of the Mind
Dan Boudreau
2 Haikus
Laura R. Prince
Sarah Edrich
Pete Pidgeon
Meniscus Premier Launch Party
Zeitgeist Gallery
Cambridge, Massachusetts
August 14, 2003
Metro Saturdays hosts
Meniscus Portland Launch
Sky Bar @ The Roxy
Portland, Maine
August 30, 2003
State of the Art
Lounge Ten
Boston, Massachussets
October 23, 2003


Enjoy your senses
in the Meniscus
Prose Lounge


September in Chicago
Derek Meier

the color on my arms is leaving me and the tan on my
face has also gone the way of the leaves. I'm staring
down another harsh cold and the darkness leaves me
tired by three.

May's motivation and June's relaxation are far from me
leaving me only with the cold prickly feeling of
January and February's static filled air. Full of the
wrong answers and off color jokes. Suddenly no one is
laughing quite as hard —- the smiles of the city's
summer crowd are in hybernation for the long, dark,
cold season.

The flu is abound in office spaces along the main
avenue and the dancing princesses of the city's summer
now find only time for shopping and nesting with
winter season's boyfriends who prove to give just
enough to reach March's hint of spring.

Warm, sun filled skies and happy elders play golf
under the heart-comforting sun of the southern
beaches. Why can't the 20's live there too? Why must
they fight the crowded traffic-filled city streets in
the ice and slush that only reflect the grey sky of
the CITY?

Oh, Concrete! Be with me or be away from me but
please don't leave me with dead leaves, grey skies,
and snow for another seven months. Please, Please!

-Derek Meier




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