Winter 2014: Poetry
Sometimes I stand at the kitchen window watch my neighbor pulling weeds in his yard and say how are you how are you. Sometimes I stand at my kitchen window and wave to couples walking their dogs and wonder how they live with all that hair. I say what kind of dog is your dog did you hear the frogs going on all night do you need me to take care of your mail your trash your child your lover your hydrangea as I scrub the kitchen off the plate watch the red bits and dish soap run down the drain. Sometimes I wave and they wave and I turn away and they keep walking down the street, through the park, into the small Colonial around the block. When you jumped off the bridge I was putting away the salad dressing, loading the dishwasher, wiping the countertop with an old blue rag. I wonder if you saw the reflection of the man rushing toward you in that cold clear rippling water. If you waved at him and he waved right back.
Multi-faceted, poignant and inspiring. We’ve caught thirteen never-before-published poems by twelve master-class voices.
Five women share their talent and themselves in new, surprising and heartfelt ways.
Established craftswomen and aspiring visionaries add colorful richness to our most recent issue.
The lyrical language of five young poets will delight you.
Meet the authors and artists who make the Winter 2014 edition a rich, varied and engaging experience.
LETTER FROM THE MANAGING EDITOR
After the Ice Storm by Linda Strever
Waiting for a Diagnosis by Linda Strever
Anticipation by Penelope Scambly Schott
How to Survive the Loss of Your Best Friend by Diane Averill
Current Conditions by Carol Ellis
For a Hot Shot by Susan DeFreitas
Focal Distance by Jenna Thompson
Bridge by Jennifer Liberts Weinberg
Motherhood by Elizabeth Stoessl
Nice Girl Regrets by Pattie Palmer Baker
Lost Child Lullabye by Tiah Lindner Rephael
To Inhabit the Body by Willa Schneberg
Love Letter by Annie Lightheart
Like Water and Stones by B.E. Scully
Messages by Mary Mandeville
Fear Jars by Jessica Zisa
Pie by Susan Lehman
Confinement by Valerie Wagner
Where the Buffalo and Unicorn Once Roamed by Katie Todd
Midwestern Dreamin' by Katie Todd
Monday's Child by Sarah Fagan
Sweet Tea by Sarah Fagan
The Daydream by Kendall Madden
Beatrice by Kendall Madden
Chinese Mangos by Sophia Mautz
The Bridge by Kate LeBlanc
Ephemeral by Jillian Briglia
The River by Sheila Panyam
Compost by Sophia Mautz