Death and Hope from ‘The Heart of Darkness’
J. Chester Johnson’s book, Damaged Heritage: The Elaine Race Massacre and a Story of Reconciliation, brings fresh air and a fresh methodology to the ‘difficult discussions’ circulating today in America about race, racism, and racial reconciliation.
Masks: Past. Present. Pandemic.
“The human face is, after all, nothing more nor less than a mask,” Agatha Christie said. Our face reveals our true feelings—curiosity, excitement, doubt, disdain—or conceals them.
We put on different faces in different situations, in different company. We perform.
MAUDE CLARK SUSPECTED THAT HER HUSBAND DWAYNE WAS PLANNING TO divorce her and marry his lawyer, Imani Harrison. Why, only God knew. True, Imani was...
Interview with Angela Narciso Torres
What Happens is Neither Four Way Books Feb 15, 2021 As a poet of memory, you are a miner of the past and, in this book, your family’s past. What did...
The children press their noses/to our bumpy, flawless etrog./They hold it tightly, inhale its zesty scent,
A Glossary of Useful Terms from the COVID-19 Pandemic, Upstate New York
I hit “Buy It Now” over and over on Amazon. Big blue tubs of lightly salted cashews hit the front porch softly, pouched in plastic.
Book Release: Anne Graue
Congratulations to GMR contributor Anne Graue whose new poetry Full and Plum-Colored Velvet was published in late 2020 by Woodsley Press.
When I tell myself this story,/all the action takes place/under an empty sky.
our wet hair smelled of river haunt with clung decay of leaves
The Blueberry Cafe
Sadie and Max are playing in the backyard when Sadie has a thought. “We should start a restaurant,” she says.
What the Living Do: A Review of ONE ILLUMINATED LETTER OF BEING by Donald Platt
One Illuminated Letter of Being, Donald Platt’s new collection of thirty-two heart-wrenching poems, is oriented around the loss of his mother—itself a disorienting experience, for anyone—that anticipates her death, reconciles itself to it, and resumes living, in a new way.
Outside it’s North Dakota/And November feels like November, but on the moon.