Glen Armstrong presents two disquieting poems that move from the space of a family home into the pits of war.
All the way from the Great Lakes State, Glen Armstrong brings our readers three poems that dig deep into the quotidian to retrieve a depth that often times goes unnoticed. Armstrong employs the power of the verse to unveil the magic of the everyday. In his own words, the poet introduces his work as “selections from a series of poems that attempt to mine magic from the mundane. They take place in the here and now, but search for primal human experiences in the bric-a-brac of pop culture and modern life.” Our Kashmiri and international readers will be delighted to know that Glen Armstrong was the late poet Agha Shahid Ali’s student at one point and now teaches writing at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. His book of prose poems, “Invisible Histories,” is forthcoming.