This dream the world is having about itself
includes a trace on the plains of the Oregon trail,
a groove in the grass my father showed us all
one day while meadowlarks were trying to tell
something better about to happen.
William Stafford, “Vocation”
- New poems coming from J.V. FoersterJ.V. Foerster has poems forthcoming in Quartet Journal and Cirque.
- Perigee Moon, by Margaret Chula, reviewed by Jeanne YuIn her collection, Perígee Moon, Margaret Chula invites us closer into the luminous light of tanka, a poetic form rooted in the Japanese Heian era (790 –1180 A.D.) Tanka, meaning literally “short song,” has captured the imagination of lovers, warriors, and emperors over the centuries. Today tanka remains popular in weekly Japanese newspaper columns and as a mainstay in imperial family customs.
- Columna Española: Cazadores de Palabras – Word HuntersHace años escribí estas palabras: “El silencio es nuestra lengua materna.” Ahora me pregunto: “Si esto es cierto, si el silencio es nuestra lengua materna, ¿quién es el padre? (English translation included.)
- More Alice—Further Fragments, by Matthew Michael Hanner, reviewed by Gayle KauneFans of Michael Hanner’s earlier work, Alice—What I Heard, will be pleased with this charming and inventive sequel, More Alice—Further Fragments. The main character, Alice, is a chimera whose mini adventures coalesce to form a whirligig of her life.
- Seeking OPA Conference Workshop ProposalsWould you like to teach a one-hour workshop at OPA’s annual conference, scheduled for Oct. 8, 2022 on Zoom? We are currently collecting workshop proposals, hoping for a healthy mix …
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