Asa Montgomery: The Apples of Maine

Trees are flowering & fruit will come, and this one’s about the apples, yeah, and a lot more than the apples, all the prickly knobs and poisonous seeds between us and the apples. Here’s Asa Montgomery’s “The Apples of Maine: A Compilation of the Historical, Physical and Cultural Characteristics of Apples Known to Have Been Grown in the State of Maine” —

This poem appears in Storm Cellar #7.1, nicknamed “Back Fire,” available in delicious print and ebook editions in our store. Read on!

Gail Goepfert: Shadowed Hawk

It’s blizzard szn, Readers, and we know you’re in the watchtower. Here’s Gail Goepfert’s [>>] vision from number 6.3, Shadowed Hawk:

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Brooke Larson: two flashes

Oh this is a good one, we have to say, and then another good one on top, all glowing against the shadows on the parlor wall: Brooke Larson’s “Written Concern” and “Word Lantern.”

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Jenny Torres Sanchez: Maybe All Three

We’re happy to share a quick essay today, about place, and face, and memory, and the future of memory: Jenny Torres Sanchez’s [>>] “Maybe All Three.”

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McKenzie Schwark: My Father, the Deer Hunter

Much snow around the Midwest this week, and what is that in the distance, that light? Today’s share from the latest issue is McKenzie Schwark’s cold-day visiting story “My Father, the Deer Hunter“:

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