ISSUE 36 Baltimore Series #7 // Edited by Dora Malech
TURNING THE HEAD OF A RAKE ON ITS SIDE
Lakeside at Druid Hill Park. A heavy desire to merge fabulism with reverence is what bore this piece. More specifically, a quote from the Terrence Hayes poem "Snow for Wallace Stevens" which appears in his 2010 collection Lighthead (2010)
I too, having lost faith
in language, have placed my faith in language.
Sylvia Jones is the associate poetry editor for West Branch and a Stadler Fellow at Bucknell University. She earned her MFA from American University in Washington DC. Her recent work has appeared in or is forthcoming Shenandoah, Free State Review, Poetry Society of New York, Santa Clara Review, DIAGRAM, Hopkins Review and elsewhere. She lives in Baltimore with her partner Agata and their buff tabby Theo.