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Better Than Starbucks is proud

to offer an epic Russian poem,

MTSYRI by Mikhail Lermontov

translated into English by Don Mager.

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April 28, 2020. Re: print issues of Better Than Starbucks:

Last week our print publisher, Lulu, began migration to a new system. Since then, our print and electronic copies have not been available for purchase. Our May issue is online, and contributors will still receive their choice of PDF or eBook. Print copies will not become available until the publisher’s site is fully operational again.

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May 16, 2020 update. Print issues of May 2020 are now available. The eBook version is not online yet. Email to purchase an epub.

EBook now available through Lulu (scroll down to all eBook links on the left side of the page.  — Vera Ignatowitsch

The more issues we sell the closer we will be to our goal of paying more contributors for their work. Thank you all for your support, and for sharing our love of poetry and creative writing. -Vera Ignatowitsch


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