Q and A with Poet Matthew M Monte I recently had the pleasure of getting to know a new book of poems by Matthew M Monte, a San Francisco based poet. All Tomorrow’s Train Rides (Sixteen Rivers Press, 2023) employs “poetic cartography,” rich and complex language and images that shimmer in memory long after you…
Consider the poems as threads, and it is your task to weave the threads together to make a tapestry.
Were any humans harmed in the making of this avocado?
I love January 6th (despite the mess that happened last year) because it is the epiphany. While I’m not particularly religious, my Catholic upbringing installed deep roots through my unconscious, stirring my soul on certain special dates. Epiphany translates from Greek as “revelation from above” and my child-mind blended my own life long search…
we come to the desert seeking sun, the kiss
of honest conversations,
a swollen river of memories
Because at a time when we still must isolate physically, stories can help us stay connected.