V. Joshua Adams is the author of a chapbook, Cold Affections (Plan B Press, 2018). Poems of his have appeared recently in Bennington Review, Variant Lit, and Posit. A former editor of Chicago Review, as well as a translator and critic, he teaches literature and writing at the University of Louisville.
V. Joshua Adams
After a while even the language of ruin gets run-down. Statues tire. The blue copper roof melts through its gutters, and the bridges relax their arches into the lazy water. It was not even a dream, that country, but something we were keeping around without much care, a vacuum cleaner in the downstairs closet, quietly obstinate in persisting. […]