Friday, May 20, 2022

Why we need to travel to other countries.

I have just returned from my first trip out of the United States in four years. The challenges of traveling internationally in the COVID-19...

Poem: Aubade Paean

Aubade Paean Fanfare for the Uncommon Man              —after Aaron Copland A soft spot in the cloud rips Streamers of light spill and glister the buttes until...

Short Prayer for a Fragile Life

Boots Wind Water Sky I wrote this, my shortest poem ever, some years ago, and Black Rock Press, a Reno arts press associated with the University of Nevada,...

On the Trail of the Jackalope – As Real as You...

As Real as You Want Them to Be My next appointment is with Bruce Jones, Mayor of Douglas. After walking back to the LaBonte I...

How to Hunt a Jackalope

It’s well-known that the North American Jackalope only mates during lightning storms, can be lured out from its native sagebrush by a stiff glass...
David Toll

Tarantulas On Parade

A version of this story appeared in David Toll’s legendary Gold Hill News, which he published regularly between 1974 - 1978.  This story is...

Poem: Nostalgia… Eureka, Nevada

Nostalgia... Eureka, Nevada A hollow-husk girl with streaky makeup slips into Raine’s Market, pauses to glare at mounted bear, deer, bobcat heads not too high above motor oil...
David Toll

The End of the Trail

The End of the Trail Cemeteries are supposed to be scary places, doubtless because of all the dead people there, but clear your mind of...