The Winter/Spring 2008 issue of Cave Wall (http://www.cavewallpress.com) arrived in my mailbox today. This issue’s contributors include Charles Harper Webb, Tracy K. Smith, James Harms, and Jennifer Grotz, and art by Hector Ruiz. I really like this new poetry journal (this is their 3rd issue), it’s one of the many I subscribe to. The poems are accessible and absorbing, and I often find myself finishing a poem only to go right back to the beginning again. From the beginning of Jennifer Grotz’s “The Tulips”: How individual they become when they die:/ I love the vase of tulips most then./ Each one relinquishes modesty and withers/ into its last expression.
And Cave Wall is cheap, only $5 per issue! Yes, I like them very much. I’m awaiting my rejection from them even so.