Author: Howie Good
Location: New Paltz, New York
Howie Good, a journalism professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz, is the author of seven poetry chapbooks, including Tomorrowland
(2008) from Achilles Chapbooks--in print--and The Torturer’s Horse
(2009) from Recycled Karma Press--online. He has been nominated three times for a Pushcart Prize and twice for the Best of the Net anthology.
The older kids at camp show us how.
I can’t always hear
what it is they’re saying,
only the grave, conspiratorial tone
in which they say it.
But when the spray from the can
hits the flame of the Bic lighter,
I look up – mountains, a river,
the suggestion of a sun.
And so many things to burn.