Full Of Crow Poetry: January 2010

Full Of Crow Poetry: January 2010

Bridges are human-made structures that connect the separate realms of the living.

It seemed fitting to open my debut editorial issue with Gail Gray’s The Quintessential Language of Bridges. As this issue emerged and took form, what I found most intriguing,  despite the unique voices of each poet, were the connections —the relationships between poems—the appearance of creatures—cats from Spain, puffy pawed dogs, the violated crayfish, and the Cheeto eating x-box player, all coming together in what Lisa Zaran captures so well in her small poem, Bamboo:

There are instances I find my hands,

rare occasions my voice cries

out from a throat,

I thought was yours

Perhaps, that is what drives poetry—the need to write it, and the need to share it— I am grateful to each writer in this issue, for sharing the ethereal nature of writing and reading—the sublime which Stephen Jarrell Williams depicts in the minimalist treasures of his haiku “light sky air.”

Happy New Year–

MK Chavez

January 2010 Poetry:

Gail Gray:  The Quintessential Language Of Bridges

Lisa Zaran: You Should Be So Lucky, Bamboo

Melissa Hansen: cut poem, sad boy, Dream of Dogs

Karl Koweski: the cats of Spain, blue futility, my book collection

Nathan Graziano: Three Scorpion Bowls

Jan Steckel: The Rose Grew Round The Briar, Pretty, Wild, My Jericho, Dance Of The Perseids

Kasandra Larsen: A CONVERSATION OVER A BOUQUET, DEFENSIVENESS, MEET MY TWIN SISTER, CLOSING YOUR EYES TO SEE BEHIND YOU

Ian C. Smith: Crayfish, Echidna, Robert Rauschenberg Is Dead

Burgess Stanley Needle: ONLY GOOD NEWS, COMMUNITY OF MEN, IT’S NOT DOMESTIC

Grant Bergland: FOR I HAVE PLAYED GUITAR HERO

Sergio Ortiz: Bandit Nights, Progress, In An Hour, Idem, Upon Receiving A Rejection Notice

Stephen Jarrell Williams: (four)

Promote. Poetry.
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