I love the journal alice blue, with its crisp images and simple, streamlined look. I also love that alice blue has featured poets and poet friends I admire, like Val Witte and and Ed Smallfield. You can find three of my new poems here in Issue 17, with thanks to Amber Nelson and the alice blue staff. For those who are curious, “Eros” was written with two constraints (Petrarchan sonnet and an exercise given to me by Carolyn Forche). Camus’ L’estranger first inspired “The Day Before the Burial,” and “Reconstruction” is based loosely off of engineering notes my partner took during his site visit to Christchurch (after their big earthquake).