autumn/winter 2014-15

We’ve been warned. We’ve been warned by Magdalawit Makonnen, in her stunning poem “Ricochet,” that the act of writing is as disarming as it is clarifying. The poems in this edition of Chaparral explore topics with immeasurable charm. From Julio Quezada’s “Sunday morning falling between bed sheets of precarious strangers” to Glen Collins’ “webs of cottondust.” The writers here take the helm with an unabashed authority and face life’s perplexities on the page.