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U.S. Poet Laureate Emeritus Juan Felipe Herrera leads us from Ginsberg's supermarket to an ochre yellow green stone Huichol camp. Jane Wong unlocks her phone screen, and we peek. Angie Kang lends new meaning to someone getting "in your ear," while Amit Majmudar points to myriad meanings of the letter K. John Sibley Williams catches us hanging our children by the wrists. Sofie Harsha submerges us; lets us up again for air. Keenan Norris sharpens the scalpel. Donna Steiner takes us to the aquarium. Jendi Reiter notes that those born in this Year of the Rat will search for happiness. David Moore searches the sky, instead. Meg Hurtado Bloom warns us to select our treasure carefully. Megan Merchant puts her dead mother's dog to sleep. Louise Wareham Leonard introduces us to the cool crowd. Arisa White steers us off the old roads.
"Gentlelady Nadia Cannot Be Spooked"
“I couldn’t stop saying the word Minnesota to myself in my head. I felt like a young carpenter building something out of nothing. Minnesota. Minisoda. Minnesohtah.”
“When you actually go to the famous places, you remember the little things you saw there. At the Eiffel Tower, I saw an old woman teaching her grandson how to whistle.”
"The German Crowd"
“Soon, I too started sneaking into the Brick Church after school. It was a blocky red brick building in the federal style, with a white frieze, two Ionic columns and one white circular window."
“They stopped for gas at the first stop over the Nevada border and when Scotty came out of the restrooms she saw Uncle Carl inside the convenience store playing a slot machine. 'Try your luck?' he asked, handing her a quarter.”
David Moore is a poet, musician, dilettante of photography, and thinker of life and literature’s vertiginous complexities. He recently graduated from SUNY Oswego, earning a BA in English. Moore’s poetry has been thrice featured in the university’s literary magazine: the Great Lake Review. He is currently in the process of applying to graduate programs in the Northeast, intent on pursuing a PhD in English Language and Literature with the ultimate goal of teaching college English.
A TOUCH OF BLUE
"Above us was his workplace, where he glided at 40,000 feet, slicing through clouds like a pizza cutter..."