Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

“Otherworldly, lilting—there’s a surreal touch to Cundieff’s verse that can be downright hypnotic. In ‘Everything Cruel Is Also Real,’ we get a memory in second-person: ‘you in a yellow dress against the condition / of your kite string. Taut, it lifts you with a thinnest white, / unwinding, tethered to you, kept like a conversation within your fists.'”

Darling Nova

By Melissa Cundief
Autumn House
88 pages

-Nick Ripatrazone