“Opus Interrasile,” the longest poem I’ve ever written, appears in the Hauntings issue of Ruminate. This piece is crown of sonnets, although to be honest, I didn’t know that was the name of the form at the time. Its title comes from a type of metalwork that creates holes to make a design. The poem is set in the St. Louis Art Museum, where I have wandered since I was a child. My last note about haunting closes the issue as well.
“The Silver Standard” and “Once More” appear in the latest issue of St. Louis’s Natural Bridge.
In the latest Louisiana Literature, “At the East of the Garden” and “From this coal smoke, they move the orchids” explore the garden in the heartland where I was born and raised.
“Remembrance: Dream, Palace of Drought” steps out of the Heartland into the Everyday Chimeras volume of Hunger Mountain.
“Say We Found the Lions’ Gate Buried in the City” and “After Beauty Is Found Sleeping” conclude the latest volume of Quiddity.