VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Shane Allison

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Giulio Magrini

LITTLE SISTER I remember the feel of your candy cane jammies and the lights of joy exploding from your face; the long brown hair was the color of dirt where anything can grow, particularly my heart. It cascaded in confused curls around your shoulders, and like all kids you paid attention to none of it.Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Giulio Magrini”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: David Cope

Hour of the Ghost Dance No more will the scioto madtom  swim in Ohio’s Big Darby Creek, gone are the ivory-billed woodpecker, Backman’s warbler never to sing again, gone three species of pearly mussels,  the flat pigtoe mussel, southern acornshell, stirrupshell lost among the 36 mussels & 70 freshwater snails gone, gone forever, bridled white-eye,Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: David Cope”

SMALL GESTURES FROM BIG HANDS

Yeah, yeah I could’ve conjured a better title for a press release but April has been unusually cruel this year with the debacle that was PoetFest and the juggernaut of a struggle with a spreadsheet poetry manuscript…’nuff said. Our third release for National Poetry Month which is not spread sheet poetry… Now when one ofContinue reading “SMALL GESTURES FROM BIG HANDS”