Stephen Dixon // First Two, Last Two

He gets a disease and suffers from it and dies. Before that Kirt visits him in the hospital several times. Once when Chris went in for tests to see what was giving him so much pain. Other times when he was in the hospital suffering from the disease the tests showed he...

Stephen Dobyns

Old House So much death in the room but no people–the candles burned down to their stumps,the food untouched, meat growing coldin its grease. Under the couch, the cat playswith a mole it dragged in from the bar.The mole crawls off. The cat drags it back.If cats...
Lived Life, One Good Book

Lived Life, One Good Book

The Geography of HomeMatthew GrahamGalileo Press (South Carolina) 2019 Reviewed by Roy Bentley Excuse my needing to begin by saying, and bluntly, that some books are just sage-calm. Matthew Graham’s The Geography of Home is such a book. It maps Imagination’s...
Steven Cramer

Steven Cramer

To Francis Jammes In a manner, we all pray. So I’ve walked out at 6 a.m.into the sound and look of things.Arc lamps hum in the city park,and accepting resistance,swallows lift in a sudden breeze.What presses against me now?Francis Jammes, you prayed to be...