a literary journal published by the Black Earth Institute dedicated to re-forging the links between art and spirit, earth and society
You could be my child. I could hold you on my lap as another daughter painting circles on the velvet warmth of your back. small bone blades might sprout wings. in this brief nest rest till your blood labnehs. thick tangy salt. sun sprays light through the window. dust motes diamond your eyelashes. let me look at you. stroke your neck. help you release your throat of lament. imagine the wind as kind.
Claudia F. Savage is part of the performance duo Thick in the Throat, Honey and co-runs a parent-artist podcast of the same name. Her latest book is Bruising Continents (Spuyten Duyvil) with other recent work in BOMB, Denver Quarterly, Columbia, Water-Stone Review, and Anomaly (the interview series “Witness the Hour: Arab American Poets Across the Diaspora”). She is a 2018-2021 Black Earth Institute Fellow, a progressive think tank. Her collaboration, reductions, about motherhood and ephemerality, with visual artist Jacklyn Brickman, is forthcoming in 2020. She teaches privately and as a Writer in the Schools and lives with her husband and daughter in Portland.