“Kamakura Beach, 1333” by Mary Kendall

Ekphrastic Challenge, October 2015: Artist’s Choice   Photograph by Ana Prundaru. “Kamakura Beach, 1333” was written by Mary Kendall for Rattle’s Ekphrastic Challenge, October 2015, and selected by Prundaru as the Artist’s Choice winner. [download broadside] __________ Mary Kendall KAMAKURA … Continue reading

“A Prayer for Ducks” by Ethan Joella

Ethan Joella A PRAYER FOR DUCKS Jesus, look after all the ducks who drift on ponds who wait in reeds for absolution who walk up to children and receive bread on their tongues who sit on eggs who first hatch … Continue reading

“Moments of Silence” by Joanna Lee

Joanna Lee MOMENTS OF SILENCE The night Paris went dark, the power died here on whole blocks east of the city. For twenty-some seconds, there was no hum of the refrigerator, no news on the TV, no light pooling in … Continue reading

“St. Andrew’s Head” by Kevin Pilkington

Kevin Pilkington ST. ANDREW’S HEAD In the tenth century A.D. St. Andrew preached his way down the Southern coast of Italy. Somewhere between Sorrento and Positano, he decided he must leave something he valued most to the Church when he … Continue reading

“Home (Initial Findings)” by Franny Choi

Franny Choi HOME (INITIAL FINDINGS) KEY: 1. the apartment came with a table attached to the wall. 2. the center point of my mother’s body. 3. i sit in bed, clean laundry lotused around me. 4. brother sister and i … Continue reading