Tuesday 5 August 2014

1 Poem by Wade Bentley


bittersweet vine
winds the old
oak, roots first,
gyres up, girdled
tight, choke-
holds her beloved
limb by limb, grim
green lust for light


Wade lives, teaches, and writes in Salt Lake City.  For a good time, he enjoys wandering the Wasatch Mountains and playing with his four grandsons.  His poems have appeared or will soon be published in Cimarron Review, Best New Poets, Western Humanities Review, Subtropics, Rattle, Oberon, ARDOR, Clapboard House, Chicago Quarterly Review, Innisfree Poetry Journal, and Raleigh Review, among others.  A chapbook of his poems, Askew, was recently published by Red Ochre Press.

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