Wild River Review

WRR 4.4 — 1 AUGUST 2007


NOVEL EXCERPT: In a State of Partition by Aneesha Capur

SPOTLIGHT: The Other Side Of Abu Ghraib (Part 1) — The Detainees’ Quest for Justice by Joy E. Stocke, Kim Nagy, and Chris Tiefel

COLUMN: The Mystic Pen — The Gift by Katherine Schimmel Abdel Baki

FILM REVIEW: The Prisoner, or How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair by Elizabeth Sheldon

AIRMAIL: Confessions of a Global Traveler — Hong Kong Diary: Of Courtesans and Kings by the Professor

NOVEL EXCERPT: Blood Grip Chapter 4 by Constance Garcia-Barrio


UP THE CREEK: Editor’s Notes — Art, Yoga, and Abu Ghraib

Moon in March with Fieldstone

Home last night after ten,
I stood in the driveway
and heard the first geese of spring
moving and clamoring
in the darkness — there must have been
a hundred of them.
I thought

of George Sotter’s painting
of the fieldstone farmhouse,
the strange moonthrown light blanketing
the foreground snow,
imagined me an unseen boy
of ten beyond the trees, and
wondered what —

in that phantasmagoria
of moon and blackened, broadbrush
January sky, the terrain
of Pennsylvania deeply sleeping —
allowed me then, as now,
to lift a hand and apprehend
its heat?

Steve Myers

Steve Myers

Steve Myers grew up in Holicong, Pennsylvania and since has lived for extended periods in various corners of the state as well as in Rochester, N.Y. and Glasgow, Scotland. His poetry collection, Memory's Dog, appeared from FootHills Publishing in 2004; his chapbook, Work Site, was published by FootHills in 2003. Individual poems have recently appeared or will soon appear in Atlanta Review, caesura, The Dark Horse, Kestrel, The Malahat Review, Potomac Review, Quarter After Eight, and Sentence, as well as in the anthology Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania. He is Professor of English at DeSales University in Center Valley.

POETRY: Moon in March with Fieldstone
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