Congrats, Lara Egger!

Congrats, Lara Egger!

Our heartfelt congratulations to poet Lara Egger, who just received the Juniper Prize for a first book of poetry! Several of her poems have appeared in our issues. Check out the press release here: https://www.umass.edu/umpress/2020juniperwinners

“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...
Literary Manifesto

Literary Manifesto

If I think a poem or collection of poems is good and I want to be certain, I measure myself in the doorway. If I was 71 inches before, I am at least 71.001 after my encounter. Or, I’m wider. On the scale, it depends. Is it calibrated to record the gain or loss of a...