Sidney Bechet’s soprano sax in his ’39 recording of “Summertime”;
the seventh inning stretch of a sultry, lazy August afternoon;
countryside in the Impressionism of Monet’s Poppies;
or, perhaps like Scout Finch, utterly
unimpressed by languid streets, the town square, of
Maycomb, Alabama, in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird …
* poem, in its entirety, is available in the printed version of the current issue.
Glenn Arthur Sweazey’s writing blends prose and poetry to create narrative harmonies. Recognizing the importance of style and structure, his writing sometimes uses comparative “relics of poetic structure,” such as iambic pentameter, to evoke unique characteristics defining an ever-receding past. One past work includes a verse novel manuscript, The Lost Papers of Tom Thomson. He lives in Ottawa.