Mary Oliver has died
Author income down sharply.
Yet another must read from Writer Beware
Works published in ’23 to enter the public domain
Nope, still can’t resell your digital files
Tin House is shuttering its print magazine
At Least One Point

At Least One Point

Jim Tilley

My father never settled for clumsy solutions, / some leap of insight always required, / a transformation to an equivalent problem / easy to solve.

Prophet of Furnaces and Dust

Prophet of Furnaces and Dust

by David Salner

After Vietnam, he came home to fight / with the dust, went wild with the injustice, / waged war with everyone and lost.

Secret Friends

Secret Friends

by Jessica Bell

I don’t know how to pray, / but I’ve seen them do it / on TV; kneeling by a bed / in nightgowns, hands woven / like secret friends.

Ink

Ink

by Erica Orloff

my grandmother has hate tattoos / carved into her arms / goose-stepping numbers marching / wrinkled, onion-paper flesh / human ash and cattle cars

Souls of Finland

Souls of Finland

by Günther Bedson

Like a tree your roots are gnarled and twisted / in the dampness of this earth / your yellow leaves swirling D-major triplets / dancing down to the square

Creation

Creation

by Philip Appleman

On all the living walls / of this dim cave, / soot and ochre, acts of will, / come down to us to say: This is who we were.

Günther’s Tree

Günther’s Tree

by Lois P. Jones
Because you are strong. / Because your branches span out ahead of you. / And in so many years, age has allowed breadth to match height.
Fireside
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