Mythium “ The Journal of Contemporary Literature and Cultural Voices Vol. 1 #2 2010 edited by Ronald Davis and Crystal Wilkinson
I’m enjoying the creative writing in this journal. But first I have to say something about the cover. It looks like a sales receipt from shopping at a grocery store for cultural concepts. Voice, Ability, and Relevancy are the most expensive items on the list. Apples are the least expensive, and Acceptance was rung up ($2.95) but voided. The cover itself is an interesting, playful, and thought provoking poem, even down to the 6% Fable Tax.
The first poem in Mythium is Men Who Give Milk I by Nikky Finney. This poem mesmerized me. I’ve experienced many moments like the one Finney describes, we all have. She brings this particular man, in this particular moment, alive with rich meaning and wonder.
Just a few days after reading the poem, I heard Finney on Accents discussing her forthcoming book Head Off & Split. She read this poem, Men Who Give Milk I, […]