Portage Glacier by Jim Fagiolo
Volume 3.4—November 2008
Artwork | Fiction | Nonfiction | Book Review | Poetry | 2008 Pushcart Prize Nominees Editor’s Notes
Jim Fagiolo |
Blue Lake | Portage Glacier | Ruby Beach | Third Beach
Jeremy Griffin |
Once the Queen Is Gone
The idea was to drive to Louisiana overnight and show up at Petra’s doorstep and tell her things about love and fulfillment and mistakes and forgiveness. Whether or not I actually meant any of these things, I couldn’t say, but it didn’t seem to matter; it was the spectacle I was going for...
Denise Falcone |
Theirs Was an Enduring Music
It’s a little late for name-dropping but still, I’d like to tell the story about my mother, who grew up in Hoboken, New Jersey, in a house across the street from Frank Sinatra...
Shedding Our Skins by Ronda Broatch
Poet Marvin Bell says, “I wanted to see the self, so I looked at the mulberry.” In many ways, this is exactly what Ronda Broatch explores in her new chapbook, Shedding Our Skins.
Jeff Hanson |
If you are alone, washing a few dishes, and it’s winter,
it’s night, it’s raining, and you see your son’s faint
picture floating at the window in a cold light, moonlit...
San Diego A.A.
I have a problem.
I used to like to go to the park,
drink a little wine.
But my life was lonely...
Brently Johnson |
On Hearing Bad News
She called today and
Said they were on the way
To the hospital
Said for me to keep the lord by my bed
The Artist’s Father
In the moments between watching my son
draw a picture of a turtle without a shell
and thinking what a fine poem it would make
to write about my son drawing a picture of a turtle without a shell
he’s added a purple squirm of a tail as well as a fifth leg...
Brent Fisk |
The Liger at the Hogle Zoo, 1952
My stripes are deep inside my body
as if I sucked the marrow from their bones
long before my birth...
Gregory Lawless |
In my last life I came back
as a mountain, which was punishment
for the life before
when I was plummeting snow...
Amy Nawrocki |
There Are People in the World
There are people in the world, I’m sure of that,
seen with their comings and goings, umbrellas,
rain-coats decorated with loose buttons
and the long belt that loses its way out of one loop...
Too Bad About the Rain
Too bad about the rain, washing away the roadside
as the pond overflowed. If I had painting as a hobby,
I’d paint a lone man feeding ducks
by the side of the road—his pants, ankle high...
Pushcart Prize Nominees
To the Fighting Fish" by Sarah Bonifacio
A Pebble from the River for Annie" by Doug Bruton
Something in the Way" by Sarah Layden
Thin Ice" by Jacqueline Powers
And She Flew" by Michelle Reale
On Failure" by Brandon R. Schrand