“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.
“Green Snake,” first published online at Cumberland River Review, has been included in that journal’s new anthology Cumberland River Review: The First Five Years. This book collects not only selected poems but also authors’ commentary on their own poem as well as a poem by a fellow author, and so I was able to reflect on my work as well as Marjorie Stelmach’s “Lullaby for Two Voices.”
As I was driving away from a funeral at Zion, a blacksnake crossed the road in front of me. “As if night knew and understood it had no hands” appears in the latest issue of Salamander. This poem exists because of D – – – -. Thank you for sending us love and light even after passing.