Joshua Weiner is the author of the poetry collections The World’s Room and From the Book of Giants. (March 2008)

IN THE REVIEW

First Walk After Cancer

New ugly house (too big) with girl on porch cradling lacrosse stick; a Spanish lady, lost? speaking Spanish to blue tooth in her ear; tied rods of rebar webbing a bridge under repair; dude in red shorts, running—Hey, it’s not that warm! no red wheelbarrow; …

Dante: to Guido Cavalcanti

Guido, how I wish that Lapo, you and I Could speed away in a speed boat Without a care for wind or wave Or the Dramamine you know that I must have.   Clear skies, clear tempers; luck’s barometer Pointing to fair; nothing in …