Three Poems

The air is singedwith the death of poets—Maxine…Galway…Mark… explosions of fireworksthat lit up the skyfading rose-redwindows of flamefizzing to silence (the grave’s conspiracy—an abdicationof language itself). We must open the coversof books like liftingthe lids of their coffins to let the voices out. The brothers and sisters I never hadsurround me sometimeswith their familiar voices,…

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Linda Pastan

Linda Pastan’s 14th book of poems, Insomnia, was published in October of 2015 and won the Towson State Literature Prize. She is a former Poet Laureate of Maryland and has twice been a finalist for the National Book Award. In 2003 she won the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize for Lifetime Achievement.

Arthur Asa

Arthur Asa was born in Monterrey, Mexico. He studied graphic design and industrial design but decided to leave everything behind and become a construction worker. During this time he discovered all he ever wanted to do was draw and tell stories. He is now an illustrator by afternoon and a comic artist by night—sometimes both by night. He has a comic called Where the Heart Is that you can find online.

First Featured In: No. 6, winter 2016

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