Winter 2014: Poetry
I have written so many in my life, so many florid, horrid outpourings of feeling to all the wrong suitors. If even one of the those wrong hearts kept even one foolish, earnest page, may the paper now ignite and harmlessly, blamelessly crumble into wordless ash in whatever drawer it lays, because this is the true letter, the one that has taken years to write, rising as it does from long marriage, rising from its sleep the way you do at night when the children call, or when I have left the door open to the knocking wind, or when morning comes and I find you already in the kitchen, washing the dishes from the night before, washing us clean as you whistle and sing. There is only one page to this letter as there is only one you, as there is only one night sky faithfully unrolling above us so that the moon, the one moon, can be seen and be thanked, so that across the darkness we can see what is whole and good, the endurance of light.
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