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Should Our Undoing Come Down Upon Us White, by Jill Osier. Bull City Press, 2013. $12, 36 pages.
Robert Frost begins “Fire and Ice” by offering a choice between the two elements: one or the other, he says, fire …7
Contributors: Ronald Schleifer, Elizabeth Hinds, Pamela Slate Liggett, David S. Grofs, Kate Beaird Meyers, Grant I. Holly, Tom Bowden, Robert Markley, Richard Cafestta, G. Douglas Atkins
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How Literature Saved My Life, by David Shields. Knopf, 2013. $25.95, 224 pages.
David Shields opens his fantastic new work, How Literature Saved My Life, in a feint of over-sharing. But he does this to lure us into …1
The Riddle Song and Other Rememberings, by Rebecca McClanahan. University of Georgia Press, 2012. $19.95, 192 pages.
The Riddle Song, first published by the University of Georgia Press in 2002, was reissued in paperback in 2012. The title, as …3
One could do worse than an unmarked stone.
In leaf time it looks even more gray
and in the snow
who knows how covered it could remain.
No one to visit and no one to know.
The noon sits down …
Contributors: Rachel Barenblat, Gerry Cannon, Moira Crone, William Doreski, Charlotte Forbes, Hugh Fox, Stephen W. Hale, Colette Inez, Michael Kimball, James Magorian, Allan Peterson, Scott D. Pomfret, Arliss Ryan, Susan Fromberg Schaeffer, Kendall Tessmer, A.F. Thomas, Dieter Weslowski, Andi Young
I asked you what you wanted from all this and your jump rope
Stopped, skidded to gravel,
Your voice suddenly cold, antiseptic, marching out in blue ovals,
The braid between us
Undone, shook out in a smash of grass, an …3
You are what’s new
under the sun.
You are not what you were yesterday.
You are not
even what you are
You are not even under the sun.
Jeff Schwaner lives in Staunton, Virginia with his wife …4
Hey Patriot, whither dost thou flag wander?
What thought could be made
complete while one is thinking?
An inkling day, a little answer
for any family’s tree.
I am aware of my many nationalities.
I know the moment the fog …
The hole appeared overnight, at least three feet deep, two feet wide, and two feet long. It was as if someone had taken a shovel and dug a grave in the backyard. That’s what it looked like, Marty thought. A …4