Easily the best issue of the year.
Some lines from Dean Young:
Once an angel has made an annunciation,
it’s impossible to tell him he has the wrong address.
God…doesn’t much like being created/ by ilk like us.
The mountain thinks it’s the same
without you but it’s wrong.
Todd Boss : The World Is in Pencil
A line from Joanie Mackowski:
a freakish postage stamp mails//our envelope outside time
J. Allyn Rosser : As If
Many agreeable things said about the tongue in Ray Amorosi’s Ode
Economic, but powerful, John Rybicki : If
Andrea Cohen : Brutal
A very strong showing from this year’s Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship award winners:
T. Zachary Cotler : Clover
Two quotes from David Shapiro:
“Make it new is a quotation”
“I love the moments when poets at last try to explain their work —and fail, of course”