Lynn Domina: Year of Water

Lynn Domina: Year of Water

Much like Venice, half of Lynn Domina’s hometown of Marquette, on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, consists of water–chiefly, Lake Superior, which is the largest body of freshwater in the world. First came French missionaries in the early 17th Century,...
Hundred Year Forecast

Hundred Year Forecast

There’s the Apocalypse, and then there’s Drucilla Wall. The whole world is a tree beside the house. Critters climb and live in it. Things with wings fly through it. Time is measured by it. Someone she loves stands beside it for a photograph. There he is, standing...

“Oysters” by Seamus Heaney

For your birthday, an oyster poem. ‎-Michael Ratcliffe‎ Our shells clacked on the plates.My tongue was a filling estuary,My palate hung with starlight:As I tasted the salty PleiadesOrion dipped his foot into the water. Alive and violated,They lay on their bed of...