The Chicago-based magazine Near South just published its fifth issue (Winter 2005), a mixture of poetry and prose, including eight poets and one dramatist responding to "Blue in Green," one of the five pieces on Miles Davis' Kind of Blue. My contribution, a poem called "Early Music," is dedicated to my dad, who had me listening to Kind of Blue when I was a three-year-old kid in 1959.
In this issue I especially like Evie Shockley's blue and green lines:
blue spring grew green a cash crop ::There's no website for Near South, but a copy of the magazine ($5) can be had from
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