Late in 2022 I discovered Clover + Bee, a thoroughly charming literary journal that features visual art, prose, and poetry in a digital quarterly format. I was delighted to have four poems selected for their fifth issue, launched this month.
As part of appearing in the pages of their magazine, the editors of Clover + Bee also feature the writers and artists whose work they publish on their blog in an interview format.
Several shorter poems of mine appear in a two-page spread:
“After Emily”, “After snow, the ground”, “Snowless Winter”, and “Stardust”.
Inspired by Emily Dickinson
Editors Cara and Alex do a wonderful job of curating this digital magazine, which takes it name from “To make a prairie…” by Emily Dickinson.
To make a prairie…
To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover, and a bee.
The revery alone will do,
If bees are few.
My poem “After Emily” is one of four featured in the magazine, and it is indeed after Emily Dickinson and her famous line about hope being the thing with feathers:
Soap is the thing with feathers
in the shower I
mused, sad as
the day had made me, the loss
of a beloved hen
like a frost
on my soul. I washed off dirt
from her burial
changed my shirt —
looked at words anew
as they flew.
4 thoughts on “New poetry in Clover + Bee”
I am so happy for you, I shall with some friends who ask about you.
That’s lovely to know, thank you!
I would urge readers to check out the interview with Dagne. Very thoughtful.
Thank you, Joc, you’re the best supporter!
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