Mouthful of Flesh

“I’m trying not to / make this a metaphor,” Kristin George Bagdanov writes in “Swallow,” one of many razor-sharp poems in her collection Fossils...

The Language of God


How can people maintain their faith when the world is increasingly secular and known through science? That is the central question Roger Haight seeks…

We Are Appalachia


“I am Appalachia… How can you find rapport with me— You, who never stood in the bowels of hell, Never felt a mountain shake…