“Life is accidental. A poem is a foothold, a stepping stone, a space probe.”
August Newsletter highlights:
Nonfiction Editor Geeta Kothari tells Why We Chose It, a new KR Credo, and more!
“The poems mean more when we read them together than they can mean to us alone.”
Volume XXXVI | Number 3
Selections from our latest issue available now:
Poems by Allison Hutchcraft and John Kinsella
An excerpt from a story by Adam Peterson,
and an excerpt from David Baker‘s essay “Thresholds” from “A Symposium on Emily Dickinson”
The universe is the only text without a context.
Through different trees, wind becomes different sounds.
The pines become the wind’s sound, here. I hear it.
Again the creek leads me along its seam, from my name.
Its artery opens out from trees, to a heart of water.
No identity will be time-honored. It will be time.
I feel mine. It is blood-honored. It is change-honored.
Whether or not it is a curse that I want you
does not diminish the way my body has become
a neighborhood stalked by perverts and thieves.
You are waiting in the woods, and I am coming to find you. You told me not to follow, but I know by now that actually means, “Come as quickly as you can.”
Ten years after my mother died, I was told that she had never been buried, and I jumped the next plane to Australia to bury whatever remained of her.
Kevin Craft is the editor of Poetry Northwest. His books include Solar Prominence (Cloudbank Books, 2005) and five volumes of the anthology Mare Nostrum, an annual collection of Italian translation and Mediterranean-inspired writing. He lives in Seattle and directs both…
Why We Chose It by nonfiction editor Geeta Kothari, a new KR Credo by Alan Heathcock, and more!
Why We Chose It, a day in the life of the Young Writers workshop, and more!
Check out summer reading recommendations from our editors and staff. Wishing you happy reading this summer!