News of Heavenly Creatures

News of Heavenly Creatures

We were overwhelmed in the best possible way by the response to our Heavenly Creatures contest. This year's contest was partially ekphrastic. Authors were encouraged to consider Sally Gall's kite photography and to construct a poem or story written as a love letter to...

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Paris, 8 a.m. by Elizabeth Spires

Paris, 8 a.m. by Elizabeth Spires

Congratulations to our contributor Elizabeth Spires whose new "Zenny Poetry" book "A Memory of the Future" just dropped from W. W. Norton & Company. Here's a look at her poem "Paris, 8 a.m." (from our dossiers poésies).   Paris, 8 a.m. Without lifting a hand, you...

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Body Surfing with Bruce Jacobs

Body Surfing with Bruce Jacobs

Body Surfing In a glass dish on my desk, a candle flame heaves its way toward nothing. This life is a thick swim. Invisible water, with the grainy cling of earth. Its spherical touch sealed around my skin. The naked trees know, awash in poured fog that sinks through...

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