BabelFruit's Cool New Look

Check out BabelFruit's new look. And look below (and to the left) for a sample of rosarian Carolyn Parker's photo work.

I'm not telling you this just because I have three poems in the current issue, but because I want you to enjoy the smooth ride, the visual and literary pleasures, and the ease of maneuvering through this zine. It's everything an online magazine should be, and editors Ren Powell, Cati Porter, BA De Oliveira and Richard Pierce Saunderson should get high marks for excellent work. There's also an editor's blog, of course. Current issue also has work by my friends Barbara Crooker and Martha Silano. Everything in BF is good reading.

My friend Carolyn Parker (author of R Is For Roses) is having an ecstatic spring in her acre of roses. See the result in her Rose Notes Newsletter blog. You can almost smell the delicious roses she cultivates and arranges and photographs. Luscious. Above is an example of her roses and her photography. Imagine a life surrounded by roses.