Jump over to 2River for the latest Fall 2013 issue of The 2River View, with new poems by Lenny DellaRocca, Judith Barrington, Rebecca D’Alise. Karen Donovan, Gary Dop, Marcel Gauthier, Marjorie Maddox, Christine Marshall, Carolyn Murdoch, Barbara Schwartz, and Lauren Shimulunas. Don’t let the halloween art scare you away.
Jump over to 2River next week for the Fall issue of The 2River View, with new poems by Lenny DellaRocca, Judith Barrington, Rebecca D’Alise, Karen Donovan, Gary Dop, Marcel Gauthier, Marjorie Maddox. Christine Marshall, Carolyn Murdoch, Barbara Schwartz, and Lauren Shimulunas. Meanwhile, here’s a teaser:
There was a dusty bird finished with everything,
evening stirred in the trees
and the figs were never consumed.
Above the noise of conversation
at the sidewalk restaurant,
I overheard a man say something
about the Café Verona. I wondered
why my ear tuned to just his words
in the miscellaneous air,
why my eye sought out that bird
sleeping among elms and wrens
as if nothing on earth mattered.
These were equations to me,
caught by chance in nonlinear
verbatim by the formula
which sends art out among chaos
and finds a place for itself.
As if all possibilities had been
except that bird
and a voice saying Café Verona.
There was, and could not be,
anything else in the world.
2River’s a big fan of Breaking Bad and think it’s cool that the show makes use of good poetry. Here I-am-the-danger reads a poem that perhaps points to his fall.
Summer is here, and the living is wonderfully easy. Kick back with something cold–a drink, a slice of watermelon, a bowl of strawberries–and spend some time with the Summer 2013 issue of The 2River View. You’ll be wading into a river of wonderful new poems by Taylor Graham, John Guzlowski, Kip Knott, Katherine Mitchell, A. Molotkov, Dave Nielsen, Andrew Oerke, Suzanne Parker, Andres Rojas, Megan Volpert, and Steven Winn. Be swept away.
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Andrew Oerke has died unexpectedly, though he had had some long-standing health problems from his time in Africa. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, Poetry, and in numerous other magazines. In 2006, African Stiltdancer and San Miguel de Allende were published jointly by Swan Books and the UN Society for Writers and Artists. They have received the United Nations Literature Award. His most recent book, Never Seek to Tell Thy Love, was published in 2010. Look for two of his newer unpublished poems in the upcoming summer issue of 2RV.