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.”
“Remembrance: Dream, Palace of Drought” steps out of the Heartland into the Everyday Chimeras volume of Hunger Mountain.
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.
“Wishbone Road” appears in the second to last print issue of Crab Orchard Review. This journal from my parents’ alma mater Southern Illinois University at Carbondale didn’t exist when I was growing up in southern Illinois. Its work has been part of a celebration of the arts that I could only have dreamed of as a child, and I am thankful to be part of it one more time, and in this way. Respect.