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Bruce Taylor, Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, is the author of seven collections of poetry, and editor of eight anthologies including Wisconsin Poetry, and, with Patti See, Higher Learning: Reading and Writing about College. His poetry and translations have appeared in such places as Able Muse, The Chicago Review, The Columbia Review, The Cortland Review, The Formalist, The Nation, The New York Quarterly, Poetry, Rattle, Rosebud and Writer’s Almanac. He has won awards and fellowships from the Wisconsin Arts Board, Fulbright-Hayes, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Council of Wisconsin Writers, and the Bush Artist Foundation. He lives in Lake Hallie, Wisconsin with his wife, the writer Patti See.
The following work is Copyright © 2013, and owned by Bruce Taylor and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
I used to love yesterday’s
a record of the gone beyond
For instance this cup
the waves of course
Liv Lansdale is twenty and grew up in Towson, Maryland where she currently lives. She has edited a few literary magazines, interned at Baltimore’s City Lit Press, and is a double major (creative writing and sustainable development) at Columbia University. She once caught a shark with her bare hands.
The following work is Copyright © 2013, and owned by Liv Lansdale and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
The Resurrection of Shells
Sorry the box wouldn’t close. I would have liked it to, would
At least you made amends with all the folks in the machine,
spectacularly beautiful. They never
heal. Oh, & the brown, brown ink, still brewing, coffee-like,
knows it is a gift intended to warm our house, a trinket