Nevis, West Indies He is Amaziah Bayle, groundskeeper at the Halcyon Inn, once a sugar plantation where his great-great- grandfather was a cane slave. He’s raking leaves and twigs below fountain trees, those shy bearers he loves. Petals, maroon and trowel shaped, encircle buds that curve inward like fingers touched together—swollen, they’ll spray when blossoms… [Read More]
Thomas Reiter is the author of Powers and Boundaries and Catchment, both from LSU Press. He has received fellowships from the NEA and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.