-Appetite for construction, a versework about a poet writing his way toward his best self;
-Loneliness (suburban 03 mix), about a restless, couch-surfing young man seeking some sense of "home" in a Pacific Northwest city;
-Orphan Andy's, a heartfelt and briefly flirty piece about two exes - now time-tested friends - hanging out in the poem-titular San Francisco diner;
-Pens, I - III*, a poem that brings together three writing-impetus microverses, penned in successive decades, 1990s - present;
-Products*, in which an adolescent combusts at the thought of submitting to his parents' ways (as well as corporatized adulthood);
-Shaking the northern spheres*, a work that recalls a Gothic-themed road trip with a restless friend in the early 1990s.
Not only that, this issue features superb verses by Richard Cody ("Sprite," The Job of the Poet").
Thanks, once again, to editor/author E.S. Wynn (a.k.a. Earl S. Wynn) for including my work in this poetry collection - it's an honor to work with such an accomplished and inspiring word-conjurer.
If you have the time and are so inclined, pick up a copy of Stormcloud Poets #2 now!
*Pens, I - III and Shaking the northern spheres were also published in the 2014 single-author anthology Mondo febrifuge: omnibus poems.