Happy Book Birthday to S.B. Merrow!

Happy Book Birthday to S.B. Merrow!

Happy Book Birthday to Free State poet S. B. Merrow. Her Everyone a Bell was just published by Kelsay Books. The notorious critic Barrett Warner has written—It’s a fine collection with at least a dozen poems anyone on the planet would have wished to write. There was...
Sick Before This

Sick Before This

Our transitions editor Sorrah Edwards-Thro has new writing up at Entropy Magazine: With corona at our door if not already among us, my housemates and I take a frantic and far from complete tally of who social distancing doesn’t mean staying away from. Typically, over...
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...