Days of Disorder

Jerry McGahan (1943–2016), beekeeper and much else, was the author of the story collection The Deer Walking Upside Down (Schaffner Press, 2015) and the novel A Condor Brings the Sun (1996). His stories and essays were published by the Iowa Review, the Antioch Review, the Gettysburg Review, Ploughshares, and other literary journals. McGahan passed away with his wife, Janet, by his side in Arlee, Montana, on the land he had loved for almost fifty years.

Still Lifes and Landscapes

 

Morning in the mountains. I am going down home

early. The road empty, wide, smooth as my hand.

Sun streams heavy bays of light. If I could remember one

use of beauty, the persistent type, on whole unhuman,

so

Emily Wolahan is the author of Hinge (The National Poetry Review Press, 2015). Her poems have appeared in Gulf Coast, Boston Review, Volt, Fourteen Hills, and others, and her essays have been published in the New Inquiry and anthologized in Among Margins: Critical and Lyrical Writing on Aesthetics. She is associate editor at Two Lines Press and a founding editor at JERRY Magazine. She lives in San Francisco, where she is a member of the San Francisco Writer’s Grotto.