Imaginary Landscape No. 5

Howie Good

Anemic evening light. Women surrounded by howling complain about the shadows. The names in their heads are written in gold. It's terribly hot. There must be a fire somewhere. Skin has begun to bubble. They dig with their hands under the moon's twisted grin. Cemetery of uniforms – that was the dream.

Howie Good, a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz, is the author of the full-length poetry collections Lovesick (Press Americana, 2009), Heart With a Dirty Windshield (BeWrite Books, 2010), and Everything Reminds Me of Me (Desperanto, 2011), as well as 29 print and digital poetry chapbooks. He has been nominated multiple times for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net and Web anthologies. He is a contributing editor to the online literary journal Common-Line, co-editor of the online nonfiction journal Left Hand Waving, and co-founder and -editor (with Dale Wisely) of the digital chapbook publisher White Knuckle Press