I think of the children who will never know, intuitively, that a flower is a plant’s way of making love, or what silence sounds like, or that trees breathe out what we breathe in.
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Jeffery Beame is a poet who lives in Chapel Hill. His poem “Bestiary” in this issue is from The Golden Legend, to be published by Floating Island Publications this winter. It celebrates “the work of Albrecht Durer and the life of the Spirit.”
Thomas Rain Crowe lives in Saluda, N.C. He is the former editor and co-publisher of Beatitude Magazine and Beatitude Press in San Francisco, and founder of the annual San Francisco International Poetry Festival. He has done small and large-scale farming throughout the country, and has come home.
David Guy lives in Durham, N.C. and is the author of Football Dreams (Seaview Books). Reynolds Price says, “Football Dreams is the best novel I’ve read about American adolescence since A Separate Peace. It’s painful, very funny, very true. The characters are young Pennsylvanians; but the emotions are adult, permanent wherever homo sapiens dwells. David Guy should be honored and read.”
Stephanie Matthews-Simonton is a psychotherapist and the director of counseling at the Cancer Counseling and Research Center in Fort Worth, Texas.
Sy Safransky is editor of THE SUN.
Loveeta Baker is a student of art, a court reporter, and a typesetter. She lives in Asheville, N.C.
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