Rock of Ages #59

http://www.ekphrastic.net/ Rock of Ages, Pencil Sketch, Picture 59 As if buckshot blew a hole in the side of an Ozark hill he once called home, the pencil patient artist of State Hospital #3 left a wound gripping the rock of his mountain, spraying green spruces grown in shale, lime and sandstone, mortared by bones of […]

“Heirloom” — New Poem in Print

Click to access 3elements-review-winter-journal-issue-21-2019.pdf pg 92 Heirloom   Past the sweat and stinging back, past daylight and all good sense, I lift the patina of fifty years, dirt and stain creviced into fine grooves with a piece of sandpaper folded so thin its grain disintegrates, this pine bed in need of a junkyard or repair. […]

THE MOON — First Publication of 2019

Hit from Behind For Robin I do not know the torque required to break a human bone or the geometry of angles a body absorbs before it bends if force that snaps a back or severs a spine is an equation or probability. When I whined about my clutter, laundry overflowing its baskets the spillage […]

Blue Exhaust

Coming March 2019:  Pre-Orders Begin November 29, 2018 In Blue Exhaust, Janet Reed confronts history and childhood in Middle America—a time of Rosemary’s Beauty Shop, a red Corvair, segregation—and displays that world with courage and affection.  What makes this collection rare is its delivery of language commensurate to the importance of the stories. In a […]