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 7 - Karla Linn Merrifield

Entering the San Juan below Montezuma Creek

No preliminaries, I simply zip open this river,
unfasten her rustling current to her bare muddied breast
of mute sandstone, hissing silt.
My fingers seek her swirling pulse.
She parts green-trimmed skirts of Earth,
lies down along cottonwoods
and bids me enter the glistening flow,
to know her naked urgency for gravity.

--Karla Linn Merrifield

A seven-time Pushcart-Prize nominee and National Park Artist-in-Residence, Karla Linn Merrifield has had nearly 300 poems published. She has seven books to her credit, the newest of which are The Ice Decides: Poems of Antarctica (Finishing Line Press) and Liberty’s Vigil, The Occupy Anthology: 99 Poets among the 99%.

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1 comment:

  1. wish i'd been along. wish i'd written that line about zip open the river. sweet, karla!



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