Got my contributor's copies of the beautifully redesigned West Branch number 57 today. I was so pleased to see a poem by fellow blogger and ASU alumni Ruth Ellen Kocher there as well—a sort of haunting meditation on the beauty (and ugliness ) of orchids and people. It's good to be in good company.
My two pieces, "Saboteur" and "Vapor Boys" are from the first ms and are actually, I think, among my favorite pieces in that collection. I was happy to see them in print, and honestly, I don't often feel that way when I finally get copies of journals. Thanks to the editors at West Branch for including my work!