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Ray Scanlon | Hectocotylus

Hanging out with wine after a day of low-key camaraderie at the sea-shore, how pleasant to reprise sniggery junior high days and read that the male octopus has a special arm, a specific one of his eight that's evolved into double duty as his sex organ. My own quest for the facts of life cracked open when I discovered the last vowel in penis isn't “u.� The dictionary definition didn't help much, but now I had the key.

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SF&D | April 2012 [Place Marks]  
SF&D | April 2012 [Place Marks]  

The April issue features the stunning Lisa Marie Basile, with a feature section devoted to poems about the marks left by place. 48 pages of...