New Shoots 10

new shoots 10Playfulness exudes from the pieces in this volume, as our writers experiment with form like “A Pharmacist’s Tale,” and with subjects like Meatloaf in “Meditations on Leather Jackets, Mothers & Meatloaf.” “tidal power” is a poem that visualizes the push and pull of the water. “Socks” is an ode to the item of clothing designed to keep the feet warm. “Recipe for a Lazy, Good-for-Nothing Teenager” is a satirical piece about becoming a “lethargic, rapacious, gold-digging couch potato.” “Root of All Happiness – A Carrot’s Valediction” is another humorous piece about the vegetable being pulled out of the ground.