The fifth installment of The Lumberyard Magazine
is now available! Coined “Poems for Truckin’,” the new issue locates poetry and literature in places not typically expected, with perspectives ranging from an accident victim struggling to adapt to the isolation that comes with his new wheelchair, to a prison inmate reflecting on a glimpse into a world outside the crime-infested inner-city neighborhood he considers home. Indeed, even in the brooding sounds of the Louisville-based heavy metal band, Seclusion
, poetry reveals itself, and fans can listen to the enclosed demo CD while perusing lyrics describing the difficult battles of drug addiction. Each work of short fiction/poetry depicts a narrator at a crossroads, assessing his current location and determining his route while attempting to predict the roadblocks ahead.
“Poems for Truckin’” continues The Lumberyard’s mission to break traditional perceptions about poetry and literature. Editorially-based in Louisville, Kentucky, the magazine is produced by the old-fashioned letterpresses of Firecracker Press in St. Louis, Missouri, whose designers illustrate each piece of writing utilizing modern design techniques. By merging the two art forms, The Lumberyard hopes to invite all readers, regardless of experience or socioeconomic background, into the world of literature.
Issue #5 features poetry, fiction, and music by:
Brett Eugene Ralph
M. Bartley Seigel