Summer 2014

Issue 15

Nature and place-based imagery come to the forefront in the ten poems that flood Issue 15 of the Coal Hill Review. Amie Whittemore’s canaries become “yellow ornaments in trees,” Romella D. Kitchens’ “Fairmont” opens with a red maple, while Alice Derry’s reader will “step into a courtyard drenched in jasmine/and lemon blossom.” A range of aesthetic as the moon transforms through Denver Buston’s repetition in “love poem,” opening “around the moon’s invisible neck. is an invisible noose. and as the moon falls/ visible. down the sky. the invisible noose. tightens. around her invisible neck.”