Small Scenes

Poems by Kenneth W. Brewer Woodcuts by Royden Card [portfolio_slideshow ]

Voice

Voice by Kent Nelson My life intersects this painter’s — Ronan — who is he?  His name is printed in the lower right-hand corner in right-leaning black letters – Ronan, or Roman – the middle letter is slightly obscured.  He must have been in Maine that summer...

Trout Stream Through Mars

Trout Stream Through Mars by Ellen Meloy HOW TO COMBAT IMPENDING DESERTIFICATION 1) Heed the warnings. When Monument Valley tries to enter and take over your living room, consider the season to have turned truly grim. Fine red sand covered every surface inside and...

Uncoiling the Spiral Jetty

Uncoiling the Spiral Jetty by Frank McEntire This site was a rotary that enclosed itself in an immense roundness. From that gyrating space emerged the possibility of the Spiral Jetty. – Robert Smithson Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty (1970) is located near the...

Landing Under a Sleeping Rainbow

Landing Under a Sleeping Rainbow by Chip Ward A child of the East, I had never seen a desert.  My eyes had been conditioned to see beauty in the pastoral landscapes of Vermont, the rich forest green of the Adirondaks, and the classic alpine vistas of Switzerland.  As...

Six Miles and a Hundred Years

Six Miles and a Hundred Years by Paul Burnham Originally published in the Ogden Standard-Examiner April 2004 I was hitchhiking in southern Utah last month.  After leaving the car at the  end of a trail, I needed a ride to the beginning.  Let me just say right now ...