Fall-Winter 2011

Poetry

Prose

Visuals

Detail of Springbok Prairie,
above left, by Connie Devendorf.

Detail of Echinacea in snow
by Gail Goepfert.

Summer Light, Michigan

Dave Seter

Dave Seter studied creative writing at Princeton University, where he earned his degree in civil engineering. Born in Chicago, he has lived on both coasts, and currently resides in Sonoma County, California. His first published collection of poems, the chapbook entitled Night Duty, was published in 2010 by Main Street Rag Publishing Company.

Past nine at night
and the sun doesn’t so much set
as spread across the sky like marmalade,
sweetening clouds.  This dim light
brings back memories
of home, sitting in the yard,
our family’s past-time.
The sun going down
brought out mosquitoes,
so we drank the sunset dry
before swatting ourselves off to bed.