This was published in Motif #4 anthology – enjoy!
“Mantua, 1606” Second Place, Raynes Poetry Competition judged by Joan Larken. Published in Jewish Currents, Spring 2015. “Mantua, 1606” 2nd Prize, 2014 Raynes Poetry Competition, Joan Larkin, Judge Jewish Currents, April 2014 His Grace, Duke Gonzaga, exempted Salomoni Rossi Hebreo, respected court musician and composer, from wearing the mandatory Jews’ Yellow Badge of Shame Rossi always keptContinue reading ““Mantua, 1606” – 2nd Place, Raynes Poetry Competition”
Abandoned Barns by Michael Jackman This barn was newly raised, once. This patch of ground was hallowed by its arching ribs, aromas of the earth rose through the thatch of sweet straw quilted over new-made cribs. The hay-loft pulley, swaying in the sun, was an eternal lamp, the double-doors, an entrance to a tabernacle oneContinue reading ““Abandoned Barns””