The swollen season gives birth to another police procedural, but who doesn’t love a good detective? A dead fall. A heater, angry to be awoken, burps up the summer’s burnt dust in my face. Before her cremation, the family swore they’d removed Nana’s wedding band, but all pockets turned up empty afterwards. It’s a
Peter Twal is the author of Our Earliest Tattoos (University of Arkansas Press, 2018), which won the 2018 Etel Adnan Poetry Prize. An electrical engineer, he lives in Phoenix, Arizona.