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

Map of Remembering

O the chimneys On the ingeniously devised habitations of death... Nelly Sachs, O the Chimneys

a voice tells me:
remember like a hunter’s moon

I answer —

my body is my map my geography
of all of you

my skin a few solar flares

my lips symbiotic stars

my hand a dreamer’s light rising

from the charred wood door
to the sky

my daughter has your eyes

for Manacha

Amy Small-McKinney

Amy Small-McKinney

Amy Small-McKinney lives in Blue Bell, PA with her husband and daughter. In 2004, her chapbook, Body of Surrender, was published by Finishing Line Press and showcased, that same year, at Poet’s House in New York. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2004 and again in 2006. Her work has appeared, or will appear in forthcoming journals, including The Cortland Review, The Pedestal Magazine, ForPoetry, Elixir Press, Mad Poets Review, Schuykill Valley Journal of the Arts, upstreet, Umbrella, and wordsonwalls Literary Fresco. Small-McKinney was guest editor for the June 2006 issue of The Pedestal Magazine and interviewed Pulitzer Prize nominee poet, Bruce Smith, for their April 2006 issue. She has a Masters in Clinical Neuropsychology from Drexel University and makes her living as a group facilitator and counselor for families and children.

POEM: Map of Remembering