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Coming this July- The 21st Edition of The Fox Chase Review

Trail at Pennypack Nature Sanctuary

Trail at Pennypack Nature Sanctuary

The Summer 2015 Edition of The Fox Chase Review our 21st, is in production and will appear on line this July.

Poetry by: Simon Anton Diego Baena, Kevin Brophy, Michael DeMarco, Gil Fagianella, Ananya S Guha, Michelle Grottola, Maria Keane, Adrian Manning, David P. Miller, Michelle Myers, Carlos Reyes and Laura Madeline Wiseman.

Fiction by: Sterling Brown, Joseph Crossen, Jean Davis, and Nancy Sherman.

http://www.thefoxchasereview.org/

Pomegranate, Sister of the Heart by Carlos Reyes

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Paperback: 76 pages

Publisher: Lost Horse Press; 1 edition (March 23, 2012)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0983997527

ISBN-13: 978-0983997528

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Review by g emil reutter

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 Fifthlogic
                           Air
is the key to water
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Wind is the voice
           of the earth
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                   Pomegranate
is the sister of the heart
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In this collection of poems, Carlos Reyes writes of a garden, a shack in a field, of viewing the northern lights and of Knowing:
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We know
that the Pacific lies
some seventy-five miles away
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where the sun beds down,
so we can quit the fields, eat supper
go to sleep long before
we want to
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We know sunset—especially
those red, smoke filled
summer sunsets—
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Metaphor for the end
of our world
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As children we fall
into its nightmares, burn
in its flames
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We beg another chance
and once again become godly
then stir again
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Reyes is a master at imagery and metaphor. His poems are carefully crafted such as The Clear Cut:
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Like the mound of Venus
                                shaved
                      for childbirth
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                                    only this time
there will be a genesis of mutants
                               millions of young
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         whose future we can foretell:
                      how long they will live
       and the exact day they will die
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He writes of poverty, of the violence of war, of the sea and of darkness. An excerpt from Confronting Darkness:
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The sun had hours
since buried itself
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What I confronted
was the darkness,
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afraid as
the blackness began
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to take me, cover me,
a damp blanket—scarce
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comfort—from the north
west wind, the wood
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pile shrinking in the shadows
by the door
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In poem after poem, Reyes stimulates the reader with images and metaphor presented in crafted poems that appear simple on the page, yet bring us into the world of those unnoticed yet regarded highly by this thoughtful poet. Reyes has paid careful attention to the world he came from and the world he lives in. He is real and surreal, his poems beat with the pulse of his heart.
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You can read the poetry of Carlos Reyes in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/11June/CarlosReyes.html

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15648469158_fde0487b43_o-g emil reutter lives and writes in the Fox Chase neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pa. (USA) https://gereutter.wordpress.com/about/

The tenth edition of The Fox Chase Review is now on line

The tenth edition of   The Fox Chase Review  is now on line

Poetry by: Tammy Ho Lai-Ming, Christine O’Leary-Rockey, Francesco Levato, Michelle Cahill, Carlos Reyes, Lauren Camp, Joshua Gray, J.V. Foerster, Jack Veasey, Michael Graves, Josiah Bancroft, J.J. Campbell, Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon, Bruce Kramer, Marty Esworthy, Lindsey Warren

Fiction by: Michael Onofrey, Noah Cutler, Louise Halvardsson, Bob Davis, Nicolette Wong, William Hastings

COMING JUNE 1ST

The
Tenth Edition

POETRY: Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon, J.J. Campbell, Jack Veasey, Michael Graves, Josiah Bancroft, Joshua Gray,

JV Foerster, Lauren Camp, Carlos Reyes, Bruce Kramer, Michelle Cahill, Francesco Levato, Christine O’Leary-Rockey,

Tammy Ho Lai-Ming, Marty Esworthy, Lindsey Warren

Fiction:
Michael Onofrey, Louise Halvardsson, Noah Cutler, Bob Davis, Nicolette Wong, William Hastings

National Poetry Month and More

Events to celebrate National Poetry Month:

 April 3rdMoonstone Arts Presents15th Annual Poetry Ink Reading

 2nd Tuesdays on April 12th 

Anderson and Leo in Fox Chase April 17th 

COMING IN MAY

May 10th @ Hop Angel Brauhaus – 2nd Tuesdays Poetry Open Mic  

May 22nd  – Maria Lisella and Gil Fagini feature @ Ryerss

…. And in June

The tenth edition of   The Fox Chase Review  will be released.

Poetry by:

Tammy Ho Lai-Ming, Christine O’Leary-Rourke, Francesco Levato, Michelle Cahill, Carlos Reyes, Lauren Camp, Joshua Gray, J.V. Foerster, Jack Veasey, Michael Graves, Josiah Bancroft, J.J. Campbell, Kammika Williams-Witherspoon, Bruce Kramer, Marty Esworthy, Lindsey Warren

Fiction by:

Michael Onofrey, Noah Cutler, Louise Halvardsson, Bob Davis, Nicolette Wong, William Hastings.