Shannon Tate Jonas

Shannon Tate Jonas won the Brick Road Poetry Press Prize with his first book Battle Sleep, published January 2016. He has poems published and forthcoming in various journals, including Barrow Street, Cider Press Review, Cutbank, Diagram, Hotel Amerika, The Iowa Review, Mississippi Review, San Diego Poetry Annual, Tammy, Third Coast, Typo, and has had his work translated and published in the Dutch journals De Honingzaag, and Kluger Hans. He holds graduate degrees from the University of Arkansas and Western Michigan University. He lives and teaches in Buffalo, New York.

The Dream of the Green Cave

Blood falls through his bodylike a pocketful of keys tossedinto the middle of the sea. Having dreamt last night of enteringthe green cave to hurl his grandfather’spsalms & keys into the cave’s deepest wells, the ...