5_Trope: Issue 27

Self thinks literary magazine editors must be more than a little like Don Quijote.

The ones who keep it going for 5, 10 years? Self is filled with the utmost admiration for them.

That said, self this evening read the current issue of 5_trope.

It’s amazing.  Self recognizes a few names — Doren, of course, who edited it and solicited her piece, and also L. D. Janakos, Sharon Doubiago, Martin Espada, John Solt, Cecilia Woloch, Kathleen de Azevedo. Kim Silveira Wolterbeek, Gary Young.  She’s made a vow to read every piece.

Here’s the beginning of a poem by Sharon Doubiago:

My Mother’s Mirror


My mother loved mirrors.  My mother
wasn’t vain. Mirrors mirror light
and open up walled rooms
to all of Nature outside

her claustrophobia, opened up
her mother’s tomb

but probably too my mother watched herself
the orphan from all angles so as to know herself

in the eyes of others. To adjust herself to the world
in the eyes of all Nature, her mother
out there

So powerful, wouldn’t you agree, dear blog readers?

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