Two Poems in December Magazine


We reinserted ourselves into the perpetual cloud layer over Heathrow today, returning from a sun-drenched Thanksgiving in Southern California. In our absence, howling winds have stripped the trees bare. Here comes December.

A more welcoming variety of December greeted me on the doorstep today as well: contributor copies of the excellent US-based literary journal. Founded in 1958, the journal is making waves under new direction. I was pleased to discover a raft of Pacific University MFA students who make an appearance in this issue, including Mary Bond, Greg Jensen, Sam Roxas-Chua, and Andrew Wood.

I am looking forward to tucking in to the 200+ pages of fine poetry and prose. The fire in the stove is lit. The cat is near. Good writing is to hand.

Thus will we make our way through another English winter