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Poems: We Return to the Forest. In the Dark Field.

These two poems were recently published here in Willawaw Journal, Issue 11. We Return to the Forest Plagues of minivans descend like locustsupon the blighted forests. Barefoot folk,wearing thistles in their tangled hairand chewing dandelion weeds, tuck geodesinto their flannel for luck. In dark thickets,deer nuzzle pine needles, nervously worryingabout mass shooters at the farmer’s … Continue reading Poems: We Return to the Forest. In the Dark Field.

Driving the Wine-Dark Roads: Robert Wynne’s “Self-Portrait As Odysseus”

You are lost, adrift in the vast, blue immensity of the sea. Greenblack thunderheads are gathering on the horizon, and already gargantuan waves are ramming the sides of your creaking wooden ship. There are faint crags in the distance, unknown mountains of a strange land where monsters might wait with unknown horrors. All you want … Continue reading Driving the Wine-Dark Roads: Robert Wynne’s “Self-Portrait As Odysseus”

The (Im)possibility of Paradise: Marjory Heath Wentworth’s “Noticing Eden”

In Noticing Eden, Marjory Heath Wentworth walks you out to a far spit of dark South Carolina beach, where the red morning sun will set the whole ocean ablaze when it rises. But the sun hasn't risen yet. It's still dark, and she wants you to listen to the sweet hymn of ocean wind that … Continue reading The (Im)possibility of Paradise: Marjory Heath Wentworth’s “Noticing Eden”