Tag: california

Two Quatrains

oak leaves swirling in black water beneath a dam

Galley The oak sails before the wind, going nowhere. Its first autumn leaf picks the lock on its manacles, escapes: One more illusion of freedom.   Lauds (2) A penitent crow puffs up and shudders, lifts his wings as the sun rises, letting light…

Excerpt from WATERSHED

painting of mountains and river by Randle Panfilio

A poem from Jean L. French’s collection — now available in Global Edition. Incanto I call the name of rain a secret name without words. A wisp of cloud grows all day it grows cloud gathers to fullness releases, whispering back to me rain’s…

Watershed

poems by Jean L. French 84 pages, 5×7 paperback Launched 30 May 2018: ISBN 978-1-61019-233-0 Global Edition: print $12 JEAN L. FRENCH is the daughter of a logger and a poet with the heart of a naturalist. The poems in Watershed reflect the push-pull…

Excerpt from YARROW AND SMOKE

Plains of Leutra by Galen Garwood

A poem from William O’Daly’s fourth collection — available to pre-order in Sustainable & Global Editions. Legacy Grandfather, these inland hills and the canyons we blasted with .22s shrink in the August sun. Housing tracts put a stop to our bullets; at night streetlights…

What’s Your Story?

a writers’ conference from our friends at the Modoc Forum If you’re in the mood to get away from it all and write your story, consider attending the Surprise Valley Writers’ Conference in rural Cedarville, CA this September. Attendance is limited to 50 writers,…

Folded Trek Bay Area

Rose Auslander (our Poetry Editor) was in San Francisco on a business trip for her day job at the beginning of this week, so I decided to make the 2ish hour trek down to sneak in some lunch at the airport before she flew home. What a blast to have an editorial meeting in person, discussing edits and plans for our forthcoming chapbooks and books!