Spring 2024


By Jeff Whitney

I wrote the word
and stood
in its halls,
a child
winding the corridors
of a museum
where the vastness of
history is made clear,
the still figures
from ten thousand years
all staring back
at a landscape
that still remembers
who they were
when they
hardly knew.

“Ascemic Gouache” by Federico Federici (Vol. 40.2)

Jeff Whitney’s most recent collection is Sixteen Stories (Flume Press, 2022). His poems can be found or found soon in Adroit, Beloit Poetry Journal, Bennington Review, Kenyon Review, Missouri Review, Poetry Northwest, Sonora Review, Sugar House Review, and Witness. He lives with his wife in Portland.

Spring 2024