Conversations with Dolly Parton at 3 a.m. and Other Poems:
A Poetry Sampler
When we first read Makayla Gay's poem featuring Dolly Parton handing out her practical advice in full voice, we fell in love with Dolly all over again ("our holy mother") and with Makayla's poem. Usually we present these samplers as poems related by theme or motif. Even though this is not a poetry sampler organized around Dolly Parton themes, the other poems here, like a classic Dolly Parton song, epitomize our complicated and brutal realities set to the prettiest music.
~Marianne Worthington, poetry editor
Conversations with Dolly Parton at 3 a.m.
my father as the house where I never lived
Morning, Loretto Motherhouse, Late November
Thomas Alan Holmes
William Rieppe Moore
Weedy Heart of Stoney Mountain
Realpolitik, January Morning
Night Life III