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Richard Widerkehr received his M.A. from Columbia University and won two Hopwood first prizes for poetry at the University of Michigan. He has two book-length collections of poems: The Way Home (Plain View Press) and Her Story of Fire (Egress Studio Press). Tarragon Books published his novel, Sedimental Journey, about a geologist in love with a fictional character. Recent work has appeared in Rattle, Poetry Super Highway, Floating Bridge Review, Cirque, Penumbra, Clay Bird Review, and Salt River Review. He lives in Bellingham, WA, and is one of the poetry editors for Shark Reef Review.
The following work is Copyright © 2016, and owned by Richard Widerkehr, and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
………….for my mother
In the E.R. on your gurney,
who’s cared for you
across the room
Yet you laugh
You sleep two nights
from the air. “What do
…………3 ..A Week Later, You Come Home
We let you sleep,
antithesis to breath.
You wince and ask,
the ambulance door closing.
…………5 ..Your Doctor Asked, “Can We Put
I drive home at midnight–
Michael Paul Hogan
Michael Paul Hogan (London, England) is a poet and journalist whose work has appeared extensively in the USA, UK, India and China. The author of five poetry collections, he is currently working on a collection of Surrealist short stories.
The following work is Copyright © 2016, and owned by Michael Paul Hogan and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
The Garden of Allah
The evening has smoothed itself out
in two plays at once: now angry, now
across the silence of the courtyard and