http://www.ekphrastic.net/ Rock of Ages, Pencil Sketch, Picture 59 As if buckshot blew a hole in the side of an Ozark hill he once called home, the pencil patient artist of State Hospital #3 left a wound gripping the rock of his mountain, spraying green spruces grown in shale, lime and sandstone, mortared by bones of […]
Click to access 3elements-review-winter-journal-issue-21-2019.pdf pg 92 Heirloom Past the sweat and stinging back, past daylight and all good sense, I lift the patina of fifty years, dirt and stain creviced into fine grooves with a piece of sandpaper folded so thin its grain disintegrates, this pine bed in need of a junkyard or repair. […]
Hit from Behind For Robin I do not know the torque required to break a human bone or the geometry of angles a body absorbs before it bends if force that snaps a back or severs a spine is an equation or probability. When I whined about my clutter, laundry overflowing its baskets the spillage […]
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Coming March 2019: Pre-Orders Begin November 29, 2018 In Blue Exhaust, Janet Reed confronts history and childhood in Middle America—a time of Rosemary’s Beauty Shop, a red Corvair, segregation—and displays that world with courage and affection. What makes this collection rare is its delivery of language commensurate to the importance of the stories. In a […]
That behemoth Bel-Air, its tail stopped by a tree, lurches outside the photo frame hiding its eyes, but most of all stilling its mouth – metal teeth in a tight grill tensed to spill the truth. It knows too much of the four posed along its flank, its silver trim and steel doors a backdrop […]