Joel Allegretti is the author of five collections of poetry, most recently The Body in Equipoise (Full Court Press, 2015), a chapbook on the theme of architecture and design. His second collection, Father Silicon (The Poet's Press, 2006), was selected by The Kansas City Star as one of 100 Noteworthy Books of 2006.
Paul Beckman's stories are widely published in print and online in the following magazines amongst others: Connecticut Review, Raleigh Review, Litro, Playboy, Pank, Blue Fifth Review, Flash Frontier, Metazen, Boston Literary Magazine, and Literary Orphans. His work has been included in a number of anthologies and published in a dozen countries.
There's no denying that we all love love, but love doesn't unfold in three perfect acts like in the movies. Yes, it's magical and wonderful to find someone who "gets" you, to have someone to share your joys and disappointments with, but it's also complicated, messy, frustrating and above all challenging.