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Don Thompson

Don Thompson

Don Thompson has been publishing poetry since the early sixties, including several books and chapbooks in this century. Back Roads won the 2008 Sunken Garden Poetry Prize. An LA Times profile, “Planted in the San Joaquin,” remains available online.

Oak Grove Cemetery

Just enough rain an hour ago
to give the wispy dry grass some hope,
turning it green instantly.

This place has been abandoned,
the old faith overgrown, confused
by brambles,
and in these hard times,
its upkeep cut from the budget.

But we walk, soaked to the knees,
making our slow pilgrimage
among gravestones, speaking
blurred names back into the world.

Poetry

Lindsey Bellosa

Lindsey Bellosa
Teething

Poetry

Mark Jay Brewin Jr

Mark Jay Brewin Jr
Santiago de Compostela

Poetry

Catherine Stearns

Catherine Stearns
Snow in August