We're delighted to announce that we've nominated Luisa A. Igloria for the Pushcart Prize this year, sending in six of her poems from her collection of prose poems, Night Willow. The poems selected were "Foster," "Liminal," "Landscape with Things Falling from the Sky," "Filament," "Midpoint," and "Why appropriation is not necessarily the same as mastery."
Phoenicia is proud to be working with Luisa, and honored to nominate her for this award, for the best literary work published by independent presses in 2014!
Landscape, with Things Falling from the Sky
It ticks, the iris underneath: the heavy-lidded eye in its leathered sac blinks open, mercurial, at the slightest touch. So falls the sky in fable: as a leaf, as a flutter of feathers, as an acorn pinging across a table of rock. Fear is the room where it all echoes. Or love. A galaxy is only a dark umbrella someone opens so rain can streak the grass. When all the water’s gone, the ribs shine dull silver. In the spaces far between are stars.
(c) 2014 Luisa A. Igloria
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