James Engelhardt’s poems have appeared in Lilies and Cannonballs Review, Elsewhere, Hawk and Handsaw, and Paddlefish. His ecopoetry manifesto can be found at octopusmagazine.com. Originally from Western North Carolina, he is now in Lincoln, NE pursuing a PhD in poetry. He is the Managing Editor of Prairie Schooner.
It was bitter vacation he will tell you, an ocean of stinging and poisonous things. Nightclubs of women wearing only three starfish, drinking curaçao, not sharing black cigarettes with him. Home is not vacation, the bitter man will say, at home, children come to the capitol for the football championship. They are soft and incomplete […]
Simple food, really, the sour shells folded over filling—a kind of dumpling to boil and fry with butter and onions but imagine a boy coming back to his house of accented newspapers after an afternoon watching Judy Garland turn rosy after landing in Oz and the smell of popcorn caught in his hair crimped pierogi […]