Poem by s. m. foran
kafka in the snow
i prefer to read kafka when the snow has pressed its billowing bulk against the sides of the house and stillness impels itself upon the soul. i imagine his words as pale tubercular tubers planted well before the frost, roots of truth that dutifully raise their asparagus flags through the whiteness, coughing blooms of scarlet in the early spring.
About s. m. foran
s. m. foran is an experienced educator with advanced degrees in English and Mythological Studies. A number of his poems and stories have appeared in a wide variety of literary publications, including Between, The Blotter, Candor, Euphony, Metonym, Portfolio North, and PW Review. Dr. Foran currently lives in Asheville, NC and teaches literature and writing at Montreat College.