I’m very gratified to have work published in the US literary magazine Cortland Review. The Review, which includes poetry, short fiction and reviews, is published solely online out of Cortland, New York and includes recorded audio versions (read by the poets themselves.)
The Darkening Eucalyptic is an homage (in title only) to the great Ern Malley. It was written a couple of years back when I was experimenting with block-text and run-on sentences as poetry. At the time it seemed to be a factual poem about cutting up a tree. Looking back, it seems to be another poem about death.
It’s a strange thing, but often I don’t discover the underlying meaning of my poems until years later.
I share publication in Issue 44 of this fine journal with Julia Alter, Kurt Brown, Alex Dimitrov, Gregory Lawless, Austin MacRae, Kirby Olson, Simon Perchik, Marvyn Petrucci, Dan Veach, Ryan Vine, Hilde Weisert, Marjory Wentworth, Ross White, Michael Wynn, Haley Carrollhach, Mariko Nagai, an interview with Dan Brown by David M. Katz and David Rigsbee’s book review of “Divine Comedy: Journeys through a Regional Geography, Three New Works” by John Kinsella.