Untitled Country Review (ISSN 2152-7903), published quarterly during 2010-2013, features poetry, book reviews, photography, and short works of non-fiction. Thank you for visiting.

Issue 1: Maxima Kahn

St. Martin in the Fields

this morning my body wrapped like a cord
like something caving in on itself
the little stone in my chest knocking in its cavity

and though the sun strikes white-gold
on the evergreens and a man on the radio
mentions the Academy of St. Martin
in the Fields, and i think how nice it must be

to stand in the fields, how all our academies
ought to be in the fields, where we might 
consider the lilies and learn––

now another man is speaking of “last night’s
massacre,” as if it were a nightly occurrence,
and then the music comes on, the fierce beauty
of an orchestra, the luring cry of an oboe
and i am lost–– the little stone grinds down

there is something i cannot recover from
something like knowledge, or blindness
something like wandering while the world
keeps flowing past my door

it holds me in its teeth like a riddle
write me, tell me the answer

--Maxima Kahn

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