Those Medieval Monks Could Draw


By Andrew Taylor-Reynolds

Antiquities and their attendant beauties are failing their own postcards again. And here I’m left with the ruined photo paper, sweating through my shirt in the darkroom. So I watch one dissolve—Gemlike Paintings, Set Free From Words the caption reads. Set free from words—worlds of paper, presumably, and the gaunt howling faces in the porticos they depict.

Andrew Taylor Reynolds is a Virginia-born poet living in Brooklyn, NY, where he has spent six years planning to return south. He had the distinct honor of studying with Ron Bayes in North Carolina, and Lou Asekoff in Brooklyn. He has been published in many North Carolinaand Brooklynbased literary magazines.