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Richard Widerkehr’s work has appeared in Poetry Super Highway, Rattle, Writer’s Almanac, Verse Daily, Atlanta Review, Arts & Letters, and many others. He earned his M.A. from Columbia University and won two Hopwood first prizes for poetry at the University of Michigan. His latest book is In The Presence Of Absence (MoonPath Press). He also has three chapbooks and a novel, Sedimental Journey (Tarragon Books). He reads poems for Shark Reef Review.
The following work is Copyright © 2020, and owned by Richard Widerkehr and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
In A Living Room Near Squalicum Mountain
When the pale sky lets in a chink of light over the rim
a city with bread and honey. As the coffee maker
of a nebula. After two cups of coffee, I read
How strange, to stand as witnesses this morning.
Carrie Magness Radna is an archival audiovisual cataloger at the New York Public Library, a singer, a lyricist-songwriter, and a poet who loves to travel. Her poems have previously appeared in The Oracular Tree, Muddy River Poetry Review, Mediterranean Poetry, Shot Glass Journal, First Literary Review-East, Nomad’s Choir, and The spirit, it travels: an anthology of transcendent poetry, edited by Nina Alverez (Cosmographia Books), The Poetic Bond VIII and The Poetic Bond IX (Willowdown Books), Poetry Super Highway, Polarity E-magazine and Tuck Magazine and will be published in Walt’s Corner and the upcoming anthology This OTHER time The Alien Buddha got so high (Alien Buddha Press). Her first chapbook, Conversations with dead composers at Carnegie Hall (Flutter Press), was published in January 2019, and her second chapbook, Remembering you as I go walking (Boxwood Star Press) was published on August 23, 2019. Her first poetry collection, Hurricanes Never Apologize, as published by Luchador Press in December 2019. She won the 12th prize of 2018 Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards for her poem “Lily (no. 48 of Women’s names sensual series)”. Born in Norman, Oklahoma, she is a member of the Greater New York Music Library Association (GNYMLA), and is a member/have read/workshopped for the New York Poetry Forum, Parkside Poets, Riverside Poets, Brownstone Poets and Nomad’s Choir. When she’s not performing classical choral works with Riverside Choral Society or New Year’s Eve performances with the New York Festival Singers, or writing art song lyrics with her choir buddies, or penning her own folk songs for her chorus’ cabarets, or traveling, she lives with her husband Rudolf in Manhattan.
The following work is Copyright © 2020, and owned by Carrie Radna and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
all trains are haunted
good-natured buttered-up angels who tripped out from Heaven’s Bar