My poem, “The Animal Inside,” was published in California Quarterly, Volume 42, Issue 4.  For any of you not familiar with this magazine, I urge you to check it out. Exquisite covers, always, and excellent poems.  Mine is a particularly “tough” one — I worked with editor Pearl Karrar on it. There is real art in the way Pearl has arranged the poems in terms of subject matter and sensibility.  Here’s a brief sample of the poem:

Oh, we’ve been through a lot together

Remember the party we went to?

(I know it was a dream)

I slit my throat and took pills

and you were kind enough to accompany me