The New Economy


Tao Yuan Ming,
your house survived
fifteen hundred years of
wind, rain, drought,
fire and floods.

This past century of
the long march, years
of Chairman Mao, the
Gang of Four and
the Cultural Revolution only
to succumb to the
economic revolution
that promised prosperity
to the provinces.

Your house and village
now demolished
and a half finished, empty
block of apartments
erected in its place.
A cold wind rattles
through the empty halls.

—Dennis Maloney


Dennis Maloney is the editor and publisher of the widely respected White Pine Press in Buffalo, NY. He is also a poet and translator. His works of translation include: The Stones of Chile by Pablo Neruda, The Landscape of Castile by Antonio Machado, Between the Floating Mist:Poems of Ryokan,and the The Poet and the Sea by Juan Ramon Jimenez. His book Listening to Tao Yuan Ming is forthcoming from Glass Lyre Press.


Published in Raven Chronicles, Vol. 21, 2015.

20015 Pushcart Prize Nominations

The editors of Raven Chronicles nominate the following writers for their work which were published in Raven Chronicles, A Journal of Art, Literature &  The Spoken Word,  Vol. 21, Laugh. Laugh? Laugh! issue:

  1. Susan J. Erickson, “Elizabeth Barrett Takes Up Tweeting”— poem, pg. 34.
  1. Vince Gotera, “How to Write a Sestina”— poem, pg. 42.
  1. Paul Hunter,“Clownery”— poem, pgs. 72-73
  1. Tiffany Midge,“Sex, Love, and Frybread”— fiction, pgs. 36-41.
  1. Theodore C. Van Alst, Jr., “Bumblebee and The Cherokee Harelip”— fiction,  pgs. 54-59.
  1. Vladimir Vulović, “Borka”—essay, pgs. 12-15.

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