Much gratitude to Editor A.E. Bayne for including a short stack of my poems in the current issue of FLAR! They include: “Even the Penny Shows Wear,” “Taiya” and “Serendipitous.” All three are writings worked on last summer during my time at Alderworks Artists & Writers Retreat in Dyea, Alaska. Anyway, FLAR is a lovely journal in which to home some writing, but to also savor when the print copy arrives as it is full of wonder in both art and written form.
I’m not sure I can pinpoint, in words, the precise draw. Maybe it’s the exquisite cover imagery of light, dark, moments I want to walk through. Maybe it’s a New Mexico thing, another destination I’ve always wanted to visit, but only in winter. It might be that Naomi Shihab Nye publishes in the the San Pedro River Review and once, a poem of mine was published in the same issue as a poem of hers (!). Whatever it is, I absolutely love when my writing can find a home in the pages of SPRR. Thank you to editors Jeffrey Alfier and Tobi Alfier (Cogswell) for publishing “Blue-Black Night” in the current issue. This is my portal to spring.