Amanda Moore’s Requeening, Reviewed by Erica Goss

Amanda Moore Requeening Ecco/HarperCollins Reviewer: Erica Goss “The hive will come to know the new, caged queen. Her scent, alarming at first, will become recognized, comforting.”   —“Requeening” Amanda Moore’s new collection explores the consequences of succession, in beehives and in her own family. “Requeening,” or the process of introducing a new queen to an […]

Mary Buchinger – Earth Gates (the rock)

Earth Gates (the rock)            in the corner of my garden                      a rock the size of a human pelvis soft-edged double-handed grey w/ a charcoal grey stripe                           levitates              above a lace of                kernelled soil curious               I lift the rock &         discover a circus of glossy bubbled beings          a […]

Farnaz Fatemi – We Want Things We Say We Don’t

We Want Things We Say We Don’t   he carried the tomato plant around looking for her even the snow geese are quiet the world is a handful of dust even as a young man, his true self was never below the surface cardamom tea in a pint glass absolute attention is prayer the rush […]

Cynthia Good – El Farallón

El Farallón        … a rock-like formation in the high part or cleft        that protrudes into the sea, near a coast …             —Definición De Etimología The horizon is kerosene—It is my skin Flayed to bone. It is a tangerine carrot Separating day from night. This is the same Water I prayed to as a girl before […]

Carolyn Oliver – Figure Swimming Alone

Figure Swimming Alone Why should I want to press my lips to your shoulder you whose gaze I’ve never met          whose mouth, thin as a birch’s lenticel          whose knuckles fall, soft ridge of hills why should I want to sliver the morning with you sad-eyed lover of cities          gin and oranges on a beach          Sacré […]