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About The Management

This space is inspired by The Muse of Crete, who demands, "Write for your life, for me, of thoughts unnamed, words not grasped, sing secrets of life and death and in between stillness all of frenzy, love and truth, that we can breathe together and never die."

The Saloon is named in honor of the dromedary who told Matthew, "The gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who find it."

A certain Persian, the Son of Rahim, has more to do with this than can be expressed with ordinary words.

The Saloon acknowledges and celebrates on July 4, 2010, its 100th posting, Regarding Kay, by Robert Vaughan. Robert has been a wise and enthusiastic patron of the Saloon since the doors opened, and this space would not be where it is without his advice and encouragement. Thank you for all the help, Robert.

The Camel Saloon is operated by Russell Streur, a born-again dissident and a resident of Atlanta, Georgia.

Photograph by Jennifer Thomas

He gratefully acknowledges the publication of his work by 50 to 1, 63 Channels, Amaranthine Muses, Black-Listed Magazine, Camroc Press Review, Catfishgringoriver, Censored Poets, Cherry Blossom Review, Clutching at Straws, Dead Snakes, Deuce Coupe, Half Drunk Muse, Indigo Rising Magazine, Juked, Lost Magazine, meat heads and muscle cars, Megaera, Menagerie, Opium Poetry 2.0, Orion headless, Poets Democracy, Raven Images, Raving Dove, Rusty Truck, Sleep. Snort. Fuck., The American Dissident, The Literary Burlesque, Unfettered Verse, The Rainbow Rose (Mauritius), Poems Niederngasse (Switzerland), The Beatnik (England), Bolts of Silk (Scotland) and The Blanket: A Journal of Protest and Dissent (Ireland).

For the general philosophy of the joint, see the Editor's Interview at Duotrope:

Selected Works:

Children of Atlas
Raving Dove

Russian Sky
Raving Dove

Door of the Tempest

Eighty Names of God
Lost Magazine

The Famine Season
The Blanket

Anna Drinking
Sleep. Snort. Fuck.


Origin of the Species
the Beatnik

Muse of Many Names (You the Light)
63 Channels


You the light
First light
Last light
Light inside of light.

You the light
The wave and vein of sun
The grain of sand
The river of light
The sacred sun within the changing star
Perfect blossom
Muse of many names
Taker of breath.

You the light
The rising sun
Woman spinning
The spill and flood of light
Noah’s dove
The bird of sun
Heart of light
The seeding sun

You the light
The waxing moon
The wild plums
The diamond sun
The shaping wood
The tree of light
The buried root
The psalm of sun
The shining fish
The salmon run
The bloom and wave of light
The tongue of light
The light turned on
Light and only light.

You the light
The light
The sun between your eyes.

You the light
The light
The sun between your lips.

You the light
The light
The sun between your legs.

You the light
The Laughing Girl
Muse of many names

Demeter del Tesoro:
Beloved One.