“Current” and “Interstellar Dust” appear in the latest New England Review. These poems exist because of my cousin Barbara. You are still with us.
“The pine needles stand on end in the ground, having fallen” uses snake identification to navigate a legacy based on cotton in the latest volume of Harpur Palate.
The latest Lake Effect returns us to Eden with “The Dry Form, Gold as a Cross on the Church Wall, Radiates in What’s Left of the Town.” Eden began in the 1820s with a Presbyterian settlement on a small mound on the prairie. According to a 1859 history, at its beginning, Eden “was then the closest type of Eden of any spot in Illinois.”
“Spills” and “How to Draw a Hungry Bear” examine thirst and appetite in the latest issue of The Carolina Quarterly.
“From the Latin Purpureus, Meaning ‘Crimson’ but Mistaken for ‘Purple'” addresses being first- and second-generation American in the latest issue of Redactions. Although this poem isn’t part of this issue’s tribute to Whitman’s 200th birthday, it navigates borders that Whitman used to love blurring. And someday I will leave this country again and not be afraid of border patrol when re-entering.
“Metronome” and “For You Would Know at Mars Hill” catch elements of faith and war in the latest volume of Lullwater Review.