Saturday, June 11, 2011


"Dawn is cracking, and Mama's fingering flour in a bowl. / ... / Now she's working the lard in —and dribbling clabber from a jug."

—page 17, from "Skin," Romey's Order by Atsuro Riley.


"Halves of a turnip. / A mother in the kitchen, a lifetime of cuts. / A cabbage cut into mountains and rivers,..."

—from "Mother, Kitchen" by Ouyang Jianghe, as found in the June 2011 issue of Poetry.

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