July/August 2022


Down to the River

“When Sonny died, I hadn’t stepped foot in a church in twenty years. Not to get married, not while I was going through chemo, not when my husband left me.”

Keep Looking

Jamel Shabazz photographs a collective portrait of New York, documenting the varying degrees of humility that life in the city forces most of us to adopt.

Poem | Ducks

“Past the threshold of the estate nothing is allowed to go / to picturesque ruin, and nothing runs riot.”
It’s the dead little cut-leaf maple
in the backyard, yes, that too—
(which still is not a cherry tree).

Poem | Advice

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