“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.
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.
Two poems about coal in St. Louis, “As the city trees are dying, they build a jewel box” and “Eight arches hold the weight,” appear in the latest Moon City Review, while The Cape Rock includes two pieces also rooted in the changes we’ve made to our environment, “Supercell” and “Multiflora Rose.”