Into a field of blue vervain & warm sticky stems of wild phlox a couple walks. He carries a bottle of wine, she glasses. They are drunk on the cooling last wisps of sunlight threading through a stand of trees at the field’s edge. She believes the field is temporary, the small task of flowers […]
DAVID HAWKINS is the author of the non-fiction chapbook, Lorraine Nelson: A Biography in Post-it® Notes, selected by Michael Martone for the Cupboard’s Literary Pamphlet competition (2011). His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in a number of journals and periodicals, including Barrow Street, Bat City Review, Chelsea, DIAGRAM, The Huffington Post, and The Pedestal Magazine, among others. His long poems have appeared in At Length Magazine, The Seattle Review, and have been nominated for the Best New Poets Anthology (Meridian Press/UVA Press) and The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses. His poetry collection, Dark Adaptations, has been a finalist in the 2011 Brittingham & Pollak prizes, the 2011 New American Poetry Prize, the 2010 Blue Lynx Prize, and in each of the last three (’09, ’10, and ’11) Dorset Prize competitions (Tupelo Press). Selected by Allen Grossman as the first runner-up in the 2008 Bellday Books poetry prize, the collection is the recipient of the ’08 Utah Arts Council prize for a book of poems. He is an Assistant Professor/Lecturer at the University of Utah, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of Quarterly West from ‘01-’05. He lives in Salt Lake City with his wife and their two boys.
Man . . . carries the stars in himself . . . —Paracelsus How would we explain it? Would we point to the calyxes of bluets growing wild in the spring ditches, or give the obligatory nod to our catch-pennied history: Boudicca, shoulders stained indigo before marching to Camulodunum— now Colchester—butchering the Roman Ninth? Or […]
Issue 4 Summer 2011 ADETOKUNBO ABIOLA is a Nigerian journalist and writer. He has published Labulabu Mask, a novel (Macmillan Nigeria). He has also published in print and online magazines such as Rake Journal, BBC Focus on Africa Magazine, Flask Review, Zapata!, Liberation Lit, Sage of Consciousness Review, Africa Writer.Com, Big Pulp, the One World Global Anthology, The November 3rd Club, Mobius-Journal for Social Change, Dog Eat Crow […]
F E A T U R E S Aleksandra Bogdanova в е з д е photographs David Kirby & Barbara Hamby SOUL MAN: LIFE IN RUSSIA, THEN AND NOW essay and photographs Jorge Volpi & Okla Elliott WAYS OF EXPLORING THE WORLD an interview with Jorge Volpi (English and Spanish version) Jorge Volpi SEASON OF […]