My Cousin Ruth by Marlene Olin

My Cousin Ruth by Marlene Olin

February, 2017.  We’re sitting at a swank, expense account kind of restaurant. I’m in D.C. for the AWP conference and visiting my cousin is an added perk. Since I’m stranded at the downtown Marriott, Ruth has come to me. Once her father worked with mine building...
Katrin Arefy: Reflections

Katrin Arefy: Reflections

Friday, February 11th The piece has a quality of an unfinished work, almost dirty, almost messy, that makes it raw and vulnerable. The unpolished quality brings me closer to the artist. It’s like having a coffee with the master in his pajamas and robe. This strike the...
Place by Alexis Ivy

Place by Alexis Ivy

Spent three years with a viewof the reservoir, the train wakingme and the sun waking me, nakedand no one sees. I’ll missthe brass-gate do-it-yourselfelevator. Fifth floor, end of the hall,my door, crooked somehow,I added a lock to that door.Just one bolt...