G.C. Waldrep
G.C. Waldrep G.C. Waldrep’s most recent books are a long poem, Testament (BOA Editions 2015), and a chapbook, Susquehanna (Omnidawn 2013). With Joshua Corey he edited The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral (Ahsahta 2012). His new collection, feast gently, is due out from Tupelo Press in 2018. He lives in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, where he teaches at Bucknell University, edits the journal West Branch, and serves as Editor-at-Large for The Kenyon Review.

Who Would We Love if Not for Ghosts

(title borrowed from a line by H.L. Hix) At last, the little notebook has run dry. I do not know my body from any other body. Because God is perfect, He cannot heal. I believe in the smallest tautologies: their exquisite gem-like facets cover me in the dark, like a lantern lowered deep into an...

Epitaphion

Rorschach of the swollen creek, marsh-land, undertide, the lilies anchoring the lower bank hunched into their green adolescence. Dead-nettle empurpling the freshening fields— some god is combing this oily wool, has sent his little kleptomaniacs into the glistering world. Some god’s hand lies heavy on the molded features of your still face. A vein beats...