BUY Spring 2016, Vol. 31 No. 1
The migration of birds
is elemental. Pieces of magnetite
lodged against vessels.
Amy Wright: How would your ideal reader respond to Zoologies: On Animals and the Human Spirit? Alison Hawthorne Deming: More empathy, more curiosity, more appreciation for the importance of animals
An 82-year-old Colombian woman discovered she had a 40-year-old baby inside. Calcified, stone fist to stone mouth. It’s not the first time. The first sign is an ache. In the x-ray the baby is ghostly
Shiner is the lure in the water reeled back. The body of the lure, whether you choose gold or silver—the fish in our pond like gold—catches light in such a way, that the light gets pushed down to the
On a plane we say souls— / one hundred souls aboard / not the same with cars / as if proximity to earth negates / the idea that we are more / beautiful than matter.
Yesterday I saw pictures of Pluto photoshopped as the Death Star. / The stars collapsed inside my father’s pancreas. /It took over four hours for the photographs to return to Earth.
All the Niagara barrelers shocked / at their disintegrating shells, / the ships foundering the edge / of the known world, bodies / decorating the deck, barnacles / of ruin, the factories and farms