Douglas Cole has published four poetry collections and a novella, and hiswork has appeared in anthologies such as Best New Writing, Bully Anthology, and Coming Off The Line as well as journals such as The Chicago Review, The Mid-American Review, Pinyon Review, Slipstream, The Galway Review, Owen Wister, Red Rock Review, and Texas Review. More is available online in The Adirondack Review, Ithaca Lit, Talking Writing, as well as recorded stories in Bound Off and The Baltimore Review. He received the Leslie Hunt Memorial Prize in Poetry; the Best of Poetry Award from Clapboard House; and First Prize in the “Picture Worth 500 Words” from Tattoo Highway. More at douglastcole.com.
I am traveling with my uncle
down this old road falling apart
with potholes and chunked out gravel
an owl watches from the woods
the granite hills burn like buildings