North Carolina

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Landmark George Moses Horton’s hometown in Chatham County, NC North Carolina
Literary Magazine North Carolina Literary Review North Carolina
Literary Magazine The Pedestal Magazine North Carolina
Literary Magazine Main Street Rag Publishing Co. North Carolina
Small Press The Jargon Society North Carolina
Literary Magazine International Poetry Review North Carolina
Literary Magazine The Greensboro Review North Carolina
Small Press Duke University Press North Carolina
Literary Magazine Cave Wall North Carolina
Small Press Carolina Wren Press North Carolina

poems

poem
In the moon-fade and the sun’s puppy breath,
  in the crow’s plummeting cry,
in my broken foot and arthritic joints,
                                       memory calls me
to the earth’s opening, the graves dug, again, and again 
I, always I am left
                   to turn away
into a bat’s wing-brush of air
poem
There was no water at my grandfather's
when I was a kid and would go for it
with two zinc buckets. Down the path,
past the cow by the foundation where
the fine people's house was before
they arranged to have it burned down.
To the neighbor's cool well. Would
come back with pails too heavy,
so my mouth pulled out
poem

Fuss, fight, and cutting the huckley-buck—Dear Malindy, 
Underground, must I always return to the country of the dead,

To the coons catting about in the trees, the North Carolina pines 
Chattering about sweetening bodies in their green whirring?

Do these letters predict my