James Norcliffe
Blue

James Norcliffe - Blue

Poetry
James Norcliffe is a NZ poet, editor and writer of novels for young people (mainly fantasy) including the award-winning The Loblolly Boy. He has published eight collections of poetry, most recently… Read more »
Carolyn Williams-Noren
Evening, End of Summer

Carolyn Williams-Noren - Evening, End of Summer

Poetry
Carolyn Williams-Noren is a 2014 winner of a McKnight Artist Fellowship, selected by Nikky Finney. She has recent poems in Gigantic Sequins and Bluestem and forthcoming in Sugar House Review and… Read more »
Suzanne Simmons
Hospice

Suzanne Simmons - Hospice

Poetry
Suzanne Simmons is a poet and essayist who lives in the lakes region of New Hampshire. She holds an MFA in Poetry from New England College. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Calyx, The New… Read more »
Michael Trocchia
How to Make a Thing to Believe in

Michael Trocchia - How to Make a Thing to Believe in

Poetry
Michael Trocchia is the author of The Fatherlands(MPP 2014) and the forthcoming collection of poems Unfounded (FutureCycle 2015). His poems and prose have appeared in journals such as Asheville Poetry… Read more »
Evan Beaty
Jurisprudence

Evan Beaty - Jurisprudence

Poetry
Evan Beaty lives in San Antonio, Texas. Read more »
Marjorie Stelmach
The Stylite Prays for Visions

Marjorie Stelmach - The Stylite Prays for Visions

Poetry
Marjorie Stelmach’s most recent book of poems is Without Angels (Mayapple, 2014). Earlier volumes include Bent upon Light and A History of Disappearance (University of Tampa Press) and Night… Read more »

Evening, End of Summer

Carolyn Williams-Noren

The closed canning kettle
cools on the stove.
Steam collects itself inside the lid
among enamel stars.

One drop grows heavy
and falls. No sound in the house
lasts longer than its rippled ring
through water and aluminum.

On the counter, jars of sliced peaches
lose their heat, suck down the centers
of their wet lids. We wait
for each little metal breath. Read more »