We are excited to announce that the 2019 Leaf magazine is completed and ready for purchase! It features eighty-some pages of poetry, art, and photography, some of which is reprinted from the Curator, but most of which is published in our journal for the first time. Continue reading . . . “Leaf Magazine Announcement”
This is the third and final essay in our series of studying each others’ poetry.
The Utterness of Creation
by Lynn Michael Martin
This week, I am discussing a poem by my friend Obi Martin—“Fixed Song.” In looking for a method by which to dissect the poem, I immediately gave significance to the title, which I think suggests the controlling idea of the poem. Continue reading . . . “The Utterness of Creation”
Three adventurous editors here at the Curator have agreed to attempt explicating each others’ work. In cold blood. Today, I do one of Lynn Martin’s, next week Lynn will do one of Obi Martin’s, and then Obi will do one of mine.
Snow Temple Summer
by Conrad Martin
On the clock of the year it is high noon and the world is a steady wealth of green and blue and all manner of teeming, trickling life. But once not long ago it was winter, and simple, and white. Continue reading . . . “Snow Temple Summer”
A year ago, I attended a writers’ conference in Washington, DC, with the Hedge Apple Magazine, which I was editing at the time. The cost of the conference covered a free subscription to a magazine of my choice, and I selected American Short Fiction, since I wanted to be more familiar with the fiction that is being published today. Continue reading . . . “On Happy Endings”
Welcome to the first of the Curator’s weekly blog posts. You will find an invitation to the future of this venture after you hear four confessions from four of our editors. By way of introduction, we assigned ourselves each to write one or two short paragraphs on why we find poetry worthy. Continue reading . . . “Welcome, and Why Poetry?”