10 Questions for Bernadette Geyer

Blogger: 
Amal Zaman

“into it were poured
the years that followed
i’ll give you sugar for a good start
as if you were a horse spurs
if earned. we still say that? treasure
the future, bedecked. we let
it, i say to you: let it stick there!”
--from “paper cone” which appears in the Spring 2017 issue (Volume 58, Issue 1)

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10 Questions for Doug Ramspeck

Blogger: 
Amal Zaman

“This is how we grew afraid.
The moon wore its bright hat.

The sun was a great wheel
of fire. Children played jump rope

in the crowded street, and everywhere
was the autobiograpical,”

--from “Blur” which appears in the Spring 2017 issue (Volume 58, Issue 1)

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10 Questions for L.A. Johnson

Blogger: 
Amal Zaman

“The foam line of the lake breaks into ice.
I can feel the weight of a flood,

the granite of you sealing together.

Still, the lake water is all quiet, no smell
of rain. No sense of struggle or lungs folding...”

--from “Auroras” which appears in the Spring 2017 issue (Volume 58, Issue 1)

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10 Questions with Owen McLeod

Blogger: 
Amal Zaman

“Barren field, tin sky, couds
the color of clouds. Why describe things
when things describe themselves?

Besides, there’s nowhere to turn
when your shield against despair
becomes its source,”


--from “Igloo” which appears in the Spring 2017 issue (Volume 58, Issue 1)

Tell us about one of the first pieces you’ve written

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