The Furious Gazelle

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Month: May 2014

Poetry by Meghan Ferrari

Meghan Ferrari grew up in Caledon, ON, and studied English Language and Literature at Queen’s University. She completed her Masters in Education at The University of Toronto, and presently shares her passion for creative writing with her students, as an English Teacher for the York Catholic District School Board. She is currently working on a collection of poetry.

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Watching Myself on a Saturday by Valentina Cano

Watching Myself on a Saturday

Rain shatters against the stones
she’s just walked over.
Her hands are twisted
into winter roots by her side,
locked in place,
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The Last Night of Our Love by Daniel Davis

Daniel Davis, a native of rural Illinois, is the Nonfiction Editor for The Prompt Literary Magazine.  You can find him on Twitter (@dan_davis86), Facebook (, or at

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“Macklemore” by Jacob Shelton

Rap artist Macklemore has been in the news this week. This is Jacob Shelton’s take on it.
This poem will make no sense in a matter of weeks, I hope it’s published soon.
According to sources (most of the internet), Macklemore is in hot water for wearing an anti-Semitic costume at a recent performance.
In photos of the event he looks a bit like Ringo Starr and since I was never a fan of his post Beatles work the articles have gone unclicked and unread.
Also Macklemore seems like a bit of a cunt.

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Survive the Night by Thomas Zimmerman

Thomas Zimmerman teaches English, directs the writing center, and edits two literary magazines at Washtenaw Community College, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His chapbook In Stereo: Thirteen Sonnets and Some Fire Music appeared from The Camel Saloon Books on Blog in 2012. Tom’s website:

Poetry by Ana Maria Caballero

Ana Maria Caballero worked in finance, journalism, wine importation, and even for the Colombian government before recently becoming a mom.  Now she focuses her attention on writing poetry and book thoughts, which can be read at  Herwork has appeared in Really Systems, CutBank, Ghost House Review, Dagda Publishing, Toasted Cheese Literary Journal, among others. It is forthcoming on Aviary Review.

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Things That Make Us Furious Submissions – Open Call

By The Furious Gazelle editors


Life can be annoying. Infuriating, even. There’s a reason we call ourselves The Furious Gazelle. We have dedicated a brand new column, called Things That Make Us Furious, to highlighting the annoyance, pitfalls, and humor of existence.

Whether it’s things happening in the real world, in the more annoying professional world, or the equally difficult to navigate writing world there are daily aggravations.

We are starting a new column on called Things That Make Us Furious, and we want you to contribute.

You may have already seen from Tess Tabak how surviving NYC publishing can make one furious. This is one example of what we are looking for, but don’t feel limited in topic, style or format.

Submissions should be under 800 words, funny, and filled with fury. However, we’re not looking for rants — let your rage fuel your ideas, not consume them.

If you’d like to submit, or run an idea by us, e-mail us at We may offer suggestions or feedback.

Things That Make Us Furious: “A Guide to Surviving NYC Publishing” by, Tess Tabak

A lot of people say that you can’t make a good living as an English major. The facts are very cold and hard: Most publishing houses are in New York City. Entry level publishing jobs pay very, very little, and New York City is very, very expensive.

When I graduated from college, I resolved to go into publishing, no matter how poorly paid it was. I would show the world that I really could make it work as an English major.

I can do this, I thought, in the naïveté of my youth. I can realize my dream of living in Brooklyn and being boho-poor like in Girls but still not actually so poor that I have to live on the street like a pigeon.

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Sifting the Ruins by William Doreski

William Doreski lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire, and teaches at Keene State College. His most recent book of poetry is The Suburbs of Atlantis (2013). He has published three critical studies, including Robert Lowell’s Shifting Colors.  His essays, poetry, fiction, and reviews have appeared in many journals. Continue reading

Three Poems by Neil Ellman

Neil Ellman, a New Jersey poet, has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net.  More than 900 of his poems, many of which are ekphrastic and written in response to works of modern and contemporary art, appear in numerous print and online journals, anthologies and chapbooks throughout the world.

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