A two-generation collaboration.
Photographs by LAURA MATTHIAS BENDOLY
with poems by
Seamless © Laura Matthias Bendoly. https://www.instagram.com/
O Bright façade!
Bolder, builder of Bildungsroman
Make materials gleam
Á la clé, á la Klee may be
To let it shine
Shine oh let it shine
Too sheer to climb, mountaineer!
“No man fathomed”
Or to swim
You’d drown in all that blue
Magnifica Arancia © Laura Matthias Bendoly. https://www.instagram.com/
Horn blast of orange from
The brass section of
A hidden orchestra –
And skitterings of woodwinds
At its edges
LAURA MATTHIAS BENDOLY is a photographer and author of novel-length fiction. Her three fiction titles include The Estate (2015), Laerka (2017), and The Peddler of Wisdom (2018). She is best known for landscape and environmental photography shot in the Midwest, where she lives, as well as in the desert Southwest. Her work may be may be found here and here.
JOHN MATTHIAS, a contributing editor of The Fortnightly Review, is also editor emeritus of Notre Dame Review, emeritus professor of English at Notre Dame and the author of some thirty books of poetry, translation, criticism, and scholarship. Shearsman Books published his three volumes of Collected Poems, as well as the uncollected long poem, Trigons, two more volumes of poetry, Complayntes for Doctor Neuro and Acoustic Shadows and a novel, Different Kinds of Music. Tales Tall & Short— Fictional, Factual and In Between was published by Dos Madres in 2020 and The New Yorker recently published his widely read memoir, “Living with a Visionary.” His Fortnightly archive is here.