The Raw Art Review is excited to announce that Tom Bakelas’ book of poems Orphan Road is the first book selected to be published as a RAR Chapbook contest winner.
Letter to Lois
I’ve experienced falling
but never in such a tumble
twirling like a tin can
I wanted to tell you
without the safety
of a cloak’s heightened perspective
how much I love
your human fragility
the joy in a wind chime
to feel the scissor depth of an ending
the gothic pages of ink
newsprint wrapping a bouquet
the short speech of balloons
a stagey mess of comic action figurines
tell Jimmy my favourite one
is still you and me in mufti
holding out our Press cards
the ill-fitting fake lenses
my gin to your tonic
and I’m now way past
the speed of time’s sight
where our shape has no dimension
holding on to this cobalt krypto rock
because I don’t want the super power
of living without you forever.
The Winter 2019 Issue of The Raw Art Review has gone to print. Contributors should expect their copies in the mail by March 31, 2019. If you don’t receive your copy, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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John D. Robinson – Hang in There
Uncollected Press, the publisher of The Raw Art Review, has selected John D. Robinson’s book Hang in There for the first book publication project in 2019. UCP is very excited to have the opportunity to present John’s beautiful, powerful, deeply illuminating and often devastating poems in full book form. Please see RAR’s featured poet page for John (link below) to get a preview of John’s poetry, to see John’s BIO and to find links to buy his previously published books.