Ricardo Pau-Llosa’s sixth book of poems Parable Hunter (2008) is from Carnegie Mellon University Press, as were his previous three titles. He has new work in Margie, Stand, The Fiddlehead, Salmagundi, Virginia Quarterly Review, Kenyon Review and Agni (both online). He was recently featured in The Writer’s Chronicle and Saw Palm.
Clean as meat cut by a cleaver, the concrete edifice sponges up the halogen beams. The polite lamps hide in beds of river-washed stones and beneath the flowering shrubs. Pinned-tie neat and scrubbed, the building is too new to be noticed, though it could hangar a couple of Parthenons or that Roman shell ablaze in […]
At the bar, the man’s buddy’s eyes scavenge in arcs for women ambulating as the man tried to explain why he hadn’t quite gotten over his wife’s betrayal and otherwise moved on, ground these beans of wisdom into flour, kneaded them into bread and so forth, except the metaphor of bread was like the seed […]