Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Charles Bane Jr.'s The Chapbook — When Something Closes In


When something closes in
that changes or seems to change
the prospects of the day,
I think of you and your voice
on the phone.

I hear waves of you
returned from space
in sound that circles
half in dark,
half in light
to find my waiting call.

Baby, you say
and I take my cell outside
and standing,
lift my face.


— Charles Bane, Jr.


When Something Closes In is the latest installment in the serialization of Charles Bane Jr.'s 2011 volume of poetry The Chapbook (Curbside Splendor). Part of a years-long journey, where we share and explore Charles' passion — his poetry — with you, our readers.

Charles is also the author of Love Poems (Kelsay Books, 2014). His work has been described in the Huffington Post as "not only standing on the shoulders of giants, but shrinking them." He created the Meaning of Poetry series for The Gutenberg Project and is a current nominee as Poet Laureate of Florida. A new collection of poetry, The Ends Of The Earth is currently taking shape. 

We thank Charles for his continuing contributions and wish him well in the publishing of a collection of short fiction entitled, For Whom The Bell Tolls: The Sequel And Other Stories.