Two Poems in Aperçus Quarterly Online

Photo by James Brunskill

I am pleased to have two poems appear in the inaugural issue of Aperçus Quarterly. The poetry section features fine poems by colleagues and mentors such as Boyd W. Benson, Cameron Scott, Marvin Bell, and Peter Sears. The collection is  a manageable size, and each poem is worth a read. The images beneath each poem are also striking, evocative, and well-chosen to compliment the written piece.

I wrote the poem “White Pigeons” while still in Ojai. There is a coop nearby my parents’ house. Re-reading the poem from my office in Soho makes me homesick for a place that now seems so far away as to almost have been imagined. It is, for me, a pleasant kind of haunting. Enjoy the poems.

Poem in Cloudbank

I recently received my contributor’s copy of Cloubank 3, featuring fine poems by poet-pals such as Robbie Jo Pock and Cameron Scott, and familiar names such as David Starkey. There are also some stunning poems by new (to me) poets in this issue, such as Lianne Spidel’s delicate meditation on new romance late in life, Erik Muller’s ode to a surgical scar, and Penelope Scambly Schott’s delightful squirrel musings. For individual copies, or to subscribe, visit Cloudbank Books.