Your fortune cookie says: "You will not see it coming. It will look like a leaf & feel like the sea."
Pleased to let you know that the new fall issue of the Denver Quarterly is out. I.e., time to fall in love:
CONTRIBUTORS: Brian Blanchfield, Sommer Browning, Elizabeth Burns, Charles Caramello, Lisa Ciccarello, Cynthia Cruz, Julia Dratel, Barbara Claire Freeman, John Gallaher, Dan Guststein, Bradley Harrison (interview with Mary Ruefle), Patty Houston, Daniel A. Hoyt, Becky Kennedy, LS Klatt, Teresa Milbrodt, Kristen E Nelson (review of Kristi Maxwell's Re-), Fani Papageorgiou, Deborah Poe, Dani Rado (review of Phong Nguyen's Memory Sickness), Yoval Shimoni (trans. from Hebrew), Jay Snodgrass, Page Hill Starzinger, Catherine Thomas, Kerri Webser, Mike White.
COVER ART: Larry Lorca takes his name from two of his favorite poets. he has been adorning the streets of Richmond Virginia with murals, posters, and installations for over a decade. More of his work can be found on www.flickr.com/photos/larrylorca. Tyger/Rabbitt is 24''x22'' and paint on wood (2011).
The desert was raised whole from the body of the desert.
It is eternal & full of wolves.
The wolves have a story about love, about
how he relaxed himself into the fire
when she turned away
This is the way love goes: beneath
The desert makes a hopeless lover of the soldiers.
See: it is soft & innumerable.
Any place in the desert is the heart of the desert:
plant a sword & sand
pumps blindly in every direction
The body of the desert is the desert's army.
It rises & changes
& rises again.
See: we will never finish
Things you can do with the new issue: take it in the bath, take it on a horseback riding adventure, pour it a glass of expensive champagne, build a tent fort with it in your living room.