Winter 2014: Young Voices
Poetry by Sheila Panyam
She is my heart. She runs along my side Always loyal, never leaving, not once stilling, Bringing with her the memory Of lands we left behind. She sprays and cries, harsh against the wind, And is as wild as the forest through which she flows. She whispers like the women of the villages, Yet is playful as the child within her calls. I see her smile When the nights bring forth her silvery sheen. Her belly fills with a good rain, then she gives a bubbly laugh As the rays of the sun dance against her froth. The river, she scares me; I see her scream. Her face, as white and wild as a hurricane; she is defiant, Hurtling against her boundaries, her limits, her ravines, And then her rage ceases, and she drifts. She pours into the sea, Where she dissolves into memory. The river is a tale, one about myself. We have seen so much together. She has become part of who I am, And I do not want us to empty out into the ocean. Not yet.
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