Introduction to Abyss & Apex Poetry, October 2014
Please enjoy this ecclectic mix of poems, many of which are tangentially connected to form a loose theme. “Dust of Creation” by Heather M. Browne (CA) and “Supernova Sunday” by Ralph Monday (TN) kick off the selections with a pensive tone and beg questions of metaphysics, of ontology. There are always questions about coming of age, and sometimes we can only attempt to answer them through metaphor. The exquisite fantasy poem “At that age when we girls become fairies” by E. Kristin Anderson (TX) does this. Surreal existences and alien creatures can have something to say about the human condition, as do these poems: “The Next Generation” by Vanessa Kittle (NY) and “Elegia Nam Homines” by Lynette Mejía (LA). In the linked Haiku, “Rehabilitation” by Joshua Gage (OH), we continue to wonder. Yet, the answers remain elusive as the shape in clouds or images in wind sculpted sand. The mystery continues and so it is fitting to end the selection with “Pareidolia” by Kristin E. Anderson (IA). Thank you for visiting these wonderful works.
John C. Mannone
Abyss & Apex