The Tree That Saved My Father’s Life

The Tree That Saved My Father’s Life

    Texting While Driving I’m waiting in the drive-thru for the sandwich I’ll need to split with the hungry, screaming toddler in the back seat when I get this text from my mom: “DAD IN ACCIDENT. TAKING LIFE FLIGHT TO OP REGIONAL. POSSIBLE INTERNAL BLEEDING. ON WAY...
Two Poems

Two Poems

                Where the Hunter Holds                            Best to face east           with the front door           out of the forest.                        Best to face east           with a daughter’s room,           windows in bloom....
Emails from and to Afaa Weaver

Emails from and to Afaa Weaver

              Ed,             I was thinking about you the other day           when I left my acting class           (I’m still working on my play Fences,           building my character Troy Maxon).           Anyway I was thinking about you and baseball....
Two Poems

Two Poems

    BELLFOUNDING Before the world, nothing                              was side-by-side, so no two things could be                               compared, or wished for or become, stars                                               had yet to function in myth: there...
Review of You Must Remember This by Michael Bazzett

Review of You Must Remember This by Michael Bazzett

    Michael Bazzett’s first full-length collection, You Must Remember This (Milkweed Editions), shows a poet fluent in many registers. Though they range from irony to frightening sincerity, these poems are unified by their ability to make the familiar strange and to...
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