Raquel Aparicio

“This moment is the only thing in which I am at all interested. Ergo, who cares for anything I do? And what do I care.” --William Carlos Williams, “Spring and All”

The other day, I visited a friend of mine. We did what friends so often do. Sat down, had coffee, had a little chat. Played with the dog. Went out to the studio and spent five hours working on a letterpress project.

Julie is the proud owner of a Vandercook...

There were two bookcases in my childhood home. Waist high and constructed of pine (that wood of the novice carpenter), they flanked the front door to the house that had jammed and that no one used. Except for a partial set of Wonder Books, there were no children’s resources in those varnished shelves, dedicated as they were to volumes of Reader’s Digest Condensed Books and religious tomes like Ben-Hur and The Robe and a blue-covered, thumb-indexed ...

My poem "Difficulties," published in the March 2002 issue of the North American Review, is about pine knots and recently appeared in my book Visitations, winner of the Scharf Award from The University of Tampa Press. The poem captures a bygone process as...

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I wrote the poem “Visitation” in the year following my father’s death. I’d written several somewhat wild and whirling...

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