PoetryIssue 02 | December 2008

Music Nobel

by Don Pesavento

The Swedish Academy today announced the
winner of the inaugural Nobel Prize in Music,
awarded to a musician and composer, known
as Orpheus, who with his lyre, was cited for

quintessentially producing the loftiest, most
idealistic, and exquisitely beautiful expressions
of sound ever appreciated by the human ear;
evoking the hauntingly, profound echoes from an
immortal Past that continue to serenely resonate
above the din of the Present

The black-tie ceremony was accompanied by
a banquet recital from the artist, during which,
a seemingly seismic event was noted by several
attending dignitaries, including Royalty, and
later confirmed by those from the kitchen,
that the silverware had trembled, and moved
across tablecloths, as if on its own accord.

About the author

Former Chicagoan, Don Pesavento can be seen along the shores of Lake Michigan, writing poems and throwing them to the wind. Don attended the PhD Program for Writers (poetry) at the University of Illinois, Chicago, before receiving his MD from Northwestern. Recent poetry is in Underground Voices and Origami Condom

Read our current issue:


Two poems by Anne Babson
Vignette, Townhouse, 9 a.m. by Troy Cunio
Night Becomes Day Over the West by Megan Foley
Yukon River Aurora by D. B. Goman
Two Poems by David Havird
Cretan Love Letter by Emily Linstrom
Holland by Rick Mullin
Fear in Kenya by Kristina Pfleegor
The Lounge Lizard by Ed Shacklee
Two Poems by Sarah J. Sloat
Night Flight by Vicki Stannard
Koinonia Farms by Alina Stefanescu
Thessaloniki, Four a.m. by Anastasia Vassos
Imaginary Oceans by Jason Warren
Two Poems by F. J. Williams

Postcard prose

It’s Salty by Kelly Hill

Travel notes

Anchorage in the Great Land by Karen Benning
The Value of Small Money by Megan Hallinan
Screensaver by Sandra Larson
Thirty Cents by Tommy McAree
Gokarna by Kate McCahill
Going Places by Rachel Miller-Howard
Susanville CA: Notes From The Road by Susan Volchok