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The Black Widow & The Brown Recluse
graphics by Ramzy Masri

an online journal of the writing arts

Volume 1, Issue 1
featuring poet Shannon Leigh
and storyteller Bryce Umfress
was published Friday, October 5, 2001

Volume 1, Issue 2
the sixth anthology of the
Locker Room Writers & Thinkers Workshop
was published Saturday, October 27, 2001

Volume 1, Issue 3
featuring works by John Heymann
of Corpus Christi and Austin
was published Saturday, November 18, 2001

Volume 1, Issue 4
featuring poets Lisa Cherubini,
Jarrett Reynolds and Rebecca Lu Kiernan
was published 29 December 2001

Volume 1, Issue 5
featuring poets Ivan Crockett, Paul Teodori
and a story by Courtney Ramsey
was published 31 January 2002

Volume 1, Issue 6
featuring poets Kevin Calagiuro, Dustin Brookshire,
Stephanie Scarborough, Daniel Arnold and Leda Anne Underwood
was published 5 April 2002

Volume 2, Issue 1
featuring poets and songwriters Thomas Kellar, John Baumann, Ella Johnson, Ryan Mellon and Michael Lang
stories by Rachel Langford, Victoria Langford and Thomas Langford
and art by Ramzy Masri
was published 30 November 2002
Volume 2, Issue 2
featuring poets Thom the World Poet, Lisa Cherubini-Somerset,
John Baumann, Theresa Langford, Gabriella Langford, and Angela Widener
an essay by Kris Hicks, and stories and art by Ramzy Masri
was published 25 December 2002
Volume 2, Issue 3
featuring poets Rich Murphy, Samuel Skeist, and Mark Este
an essay by Mark Este
and art by Ramzy Masri
was published 15 March 2003

Volume 2, Issue 4
Special issue for Courtney Meriwether
featuring continuing contributions of words and art from
       Michael Hawkins, Mark Este, Ivan Crockett, and others
initiated 31 May 2003
Special Issue

Volume 2, Issue 5
featuring poets Jesse Breeden, Ryan Wagner, Vance Cryns and Raghab Nepal
stories by Colter Brown and James Schleicher
and art by Ramzy Masri
was published 30 August 2003

Volume 2, Issue 6
republication of the
Anthology of the First World-Scholar Athlete Games
Rhode Island, 1993
Special Issue

Volume3, Issue 1
featuring poets Lyn Lifshin, Anthony Liccione, Matthew Lindsey, Shannon Duffy, Brian Curran
due online 30 September 2004
The Upcoming Issue

coming soon: online publication of the first
Locker Room Writers & Thinkers Workshop anthologies
Silent Man of the Highway (1992)
Boots Praying to Some God in West Texas (1993)
Turtle Swimming in the Big Pond (1994)
Long After Tomorrow Becomes Today (1998)

The Locker Room Writers & Thinkers Workshop started as a group of soccer and football players and students at Kerrville Tivy High School and Peterson Middle School who were looking for mentoring and help improving their writing. Since 1989 we have published six print anthologies and hosted several public readings. We are most honored to have published the Literary Anthology of the First World-Scholar Athlete Games (Rhode Island in 1993), to have been invited to read at the Texas Book Festival at the Texas State Capitol in 2001, and to have The Black Widow & The Brown Recluse honored as one of the nation's top high school writers ezines by the WordsWork Network of Web del Sol. The Black Widow & The Brown Recluse online magazine began in 2001 to celebrate our association with the Kerrville Book Festival and to further disseminate the words of our writers. We now include in our circle of local writers, students from Notre Dame Catholic School, Hunt School, Center Point High School, Schreiner University & Our Lady of the Hills High School. We now have a direct association with the English and Theatre Departments of Ingram Tom Moore High School. In 2003 we began venturing outwards more, looking to publish outstanding writing by students worldwide. We also publish the works of established, professional and well-known poets by invitation, hoping to mix the new  and raw with the polished.