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Welcome to the 4th issue of Home Planet News Online. Home Planet News (the paper edition) was started by Donald Lev and Enid Dame in 1979. The first Online Edition began a few years ago and is an attempt to continue the work of Donald and Enid which has become too difficult to continue in its previous form. Click on any link of our website and you will be transmitted to a planet where November's election result is softened by strands of sanity, vision, and beauty. Here you will find a collection of writing: poems, stories, reviews, essays, and some wonderful graphics by various artist.

In this issue, our Featured Writers, Amy Barone and Cindy Hochman, show how craft and imagination, along with a splendid sense of the rhythmic possibilities of our language, make for some remarkable poetry.

Amy Barone's chapbooks are: Kamikaze Dance, Finishing Line Press, and Views from the Driveway, Foothills Publishing. Her poetry has appeared in First Literary Review-East, Gradiva, ADANNA and Paterson Literary Review. She belongs to PEN America Center and the brevitas online poetry community. From Bryn Mawr, PA, Amy lives in New York City. For information or to purchase Amy's latest Poetry Book, Kamikaze Dance, from Finishing Line Press --Amy Barone: Finishing Line Press

Cindy Hochman, from Brooklyn, New York, is the president of "100 Proof" Copyediting Services. She is the editor-in-chief of the online journal First Literary Review-East www.rulrul.4mg.com and is on the book review staffs of Pedestal Magazine and Clockwise Cat. She was one of the Grand Prize Winners of the Long Island Humor Contest, judged by Lorraine Conlin and George Wallace. Her 2011 chapbook, The Carcinogenic Bride, has been recommended on Winning Writers. Her most recent chapbook is Habeas Corpus (Glass Lyre Press). Cindy Hochman: Habeas Corpus.

I'm sorry to write that David and Phillis Gershator's wonderful column MAGAZINE RACK will not be in this issue. It is greatly missed. Anyone interested in taking over this column, please let us know.

The Sky Starts At The Ground ©CTvM, was donated for the benefit of Sheva Carr's project to help make a USA film to stop the sales of human beings worldwide. It is a project similar to Operation Big Sister created by women in Iceland for the same purpose.

Throughout the poetry section you will see this magnifying glass under each poem. Click on it to see the poem by itself and in larger print. Try it here

In the Links section, we have included links to all (from Issue 1 until now) the featured poet's web site. Check it out to learn more about these fascinating poets.

Home Planet News Online will come out as often as possible depending on material and editors schedule.

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