Vernice Bianca Luthiers say you can’t replicate a 16th century Stradivarius. Maple back and willow blocks varnished with honey, egg white, gum arabic. All but done, Stradivari brushed this vernice […]
So much of our experience falls between the seams of language, simply because language is human-made, but our emotions aren’t.
Joseph by Dena Rash Guzman Hologram Press (2017) 112 Pages ISBN: 9780998456713 It wouldn’t be contentious to say the political poem has changed dramatically this century. While there is still the […]
REQUIEM Somewhere in summer we lost our virginity. Was it under the yellow streetlamp, where the moths beat their blind wings? Or behind the door in the sound-wall running […]
The Young Ornithologists Club, 1979 after Alexander McQueen, 1969-2010 Here it has facts about birds. Did you know when a peregrine falcon flies, it is the fastest animal? Here’s […]
Writing poetry in general is one way to make sense of it all, to break up what is vast and essentially unknowable, into smaller, more digestible pieces.
Fireflies in Union Square Sound Like Your Father Whole skyscrapers. Grand glittering ornate monuments to my own ineptitude I could build and still never satisfy him. Not even these […]
“It’s a matter of taking hold of one hand/and letting go another, if you’re lucky”
With the Dog at Bernheim Forest We walked the field where the path edged the trees, spindly stands of cedar at first, then oaks, chestnut — their numbers, I […]
The poems in Warner’s collection all have a silent haunting to them—a feeling that more hovers just off the page, perhaps by a hangman’s noose.