House and Field

When Granny and Grandpa sold the old farmhouse and gave up their subscription to The Field, boxes of junk arrived for Dad to house and soon mildewed editions of The …

Fretwork

What comes moors itself like a claw or core. A child’s shoe built into a wall, dressmaker’s dummy mute and white among the trees. What comes knuckles sulfur and ulcers …

sloe

what was this, as blue as autumn evenings or black as the bible? hanging, in october’s showers, in the mists, so dry it shrivelled everything to bitterness? the sloe. we …

Pointing the way

In considering some of the challenges of teaching a poetry course to undergraduates, the American poet Robert Hass calls to mind a haiku by the nineteenth century poet Kobayashi Issa: …