My deep thanks to Sandy Coomer, founding editor of the Rockvale Review for publishing my poem “Bloom.” From their website:
“We like writers – new, emerging, and established. And we like writing– all forms, all subject matters. Send us short fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction you hold close beside you, what you carry with you into sleep and wake up with in the morning. Send us writing that is hard-edged and finely crafted, but can reach beyond the skin to the flesh beneath. Send us solid, tough language – the rock of this human experience, and send us fluid, supple images – the vale of this human existence. Do both in the same piece.”
Jean Ryan, a native Vermonter, lives in Lillian, Alabama. Her stories and essays have appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies. She has also published a novel, LOST SISTER. Her short story collections, SURVIVAL SKILLS and LOVERS AND LONERS, are available online. STRANGE COMPANY, a collection of short nature essays, is available in paperback as well as digital and audio editions.
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4 thoughts on “New Poem in the Rockvale Review”
Awww. Thanks so much.
Blessed with not knowing.
I did NOT see that coming. You are such a gifted and talented Poet, Jean. I have been reading and rereading this poem since you posted it. Exquisite and as telegraphic as a Doisneau photo. Brava! Xoxo
I thank you, dear Aloysius.