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The Generosity of Arpeggios and Ravens

20 years ago MQR published the first of two special issues on the Secret Spaces of Childhood. The following poem, from Thylias Moss, is available via our archives. The Generosity of Arpeggios and Ravens Please note: The following is an arpeggio. It was possible to


The planets rise like white spots in the purple
evening sticking out like a child’s tongue
for a doctor to hold the moonlight to.
In eternity, everything is healthy, but here
even a good family must struggle to get along.


When the north wind came down
out of the cedars
onto the bay
the boat turned slowly

Jane Kenyon Prize Finalists

“The plum tree decides to give a shit” from the chapbook Miss America by Elena Ramirez-Gorski and “The fourth tuesday in november” from the chapbook Cape Midwest by Navanas Chetsandtikhun are being published through our partnership with the Jane Kenyon Prize. These two manuscripts were finalists for the prize.