From deep inside the Polar Vortex – the Dark Ice of the Moon, Winter 2018-2019 issue.
“McDonald’s poetry first left me speechless, then all the places in me that used to be cracks started shining, as I’d always secretly wanted them to.” – Brett Brinkmeyer, host of radio show Firsthand Poetry
Ø Mud Ball Dolls Ø Ondine & the Blue Troll Ø Saint Martin Ø Nzombi Ø the Flying Horse Ø George’s Dream Ø Old Mamadou Ø Sirènes Ø Regime of Bananas Ø Crazy Joseph Ø Snakes & Violets Ø
Characters plucked from war, folklore and modern literature, from the Belgian Congo and the Dust Bowl, from the Battle of the Bulge, Congo Zaire, Gabon and the cold Pisgah Mountains of North Carolina; ink from the pen of Steinbeck and blood from the bitter heart of a wicked sorcerer, these characters come alive in ten lyric parables.
Lanesboro. Shipwreckt Books Publishing Company is proud to introduce readers to the first issue of Lost Lake Folk Opera magazine. The arts heartbeat and journalistic pulse of rural Mid-America is available in stores and online now!
LLFO V1-N1 features a close look at LAC’s John Davis through our special Folk Opera Glasses. John talks about the Arts Campus vision being realized right now in Lanesboro.
A post-Romantic lyric clipped from Commonweal resident artist Scott Dixon‘s play, A Midnight Dreary.
Stunning photography by David Tacke.
Enjoy poems – wild geese on iron wings – by Robert Morris, Haley Thompson, Jon Welsh, Anne Barngrover & Eddy J.Rathke.
Mind-bending fiction from Mary Lewis, Solveig Blegen & Lisa Lundquist.
A bramble of essays knitted by Shipwreckt authors Pixie Youngdahl & Nancy Overcott, PLUS an operatic duet, The Nuterator, by Peggy Hanson & Frank Wright.
And Folk Opera editor, Tom Driscoll, digs behind the Dam Mystery of Lost Lake, and offers as well his humble opinion about Opinion.
Guilty literary, graphic and journalistic pleasures from folks you probably thought you knew.
Here is what acclaimed poet Dora Malech, author of Shore Ordered Ocean and Say So, has to say about Haley Thompson‘s poetry: Haley’s poems shimmer with the intimacies of memory and place. They weave the consolation of sparkling specificities through the inevitable truths of loss and time. These are poems that enable us to see our yesterdays and our today anew.