Paul Lisicky is the keynote speaker for the fourth annual Push to Publish event at Rosemont College on October 16, 2010.
From my window in the forest
I look out at a canopy
so thick I need candles in the
Blues emerge from the Jersey shore’s
salty spray, spitting white froth on boardwalks
By mid-October, there are so few from the old
yard left, those leaf-bright orbs, here yellow
and russet, wind-stroked but wormfree:
Frost is still a wonder
this October morning, an excuse
for suspicion—to think about age,
I want a fruit that cleaves
as cleanly as butter, and if
its barbed skin
The time isn’t anything of course,
or the hair plucked from a rabbit’s cheek,
feathers pulled from turkey wing, mallard neck.
As we enter year six of publication, we can reflect on another good year. Why? One word: members.
No wheels, no license, no ability to drive – I’m a little hesitant, a little ashamed.