Every night the same—Ray’s Spar Barblocks from the defunct boxing clubundefeated alums framed behind the counter among them young Ray himselfchin resting upon one glovesmirking as if he’d landed a punch on his own mandible and it’s takenthis many decades for it to bruise and swell.Though the only fisticuffs now are me beating myself upwhile the others slump on … [Read more...] about Ray’s Spar Bar, By: Leonard Kress
About Leonard Kress
Leonard Kress has published fiction, poetry, translations, non-fiction, in Missouri Review, Massachusetts Review, Iowa Review, American Poetry Review, Harvard Review, etc. Among his collections are The Orpheus Complex, Walk Like Bo Diddley. Living in the Candy Store and Other Poems and his new verse translation of the Polish Romantic epic, Pan Tadeusz by Adam Mickiewicz. Craniotomy Sestinas appeared in 2021. He has grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Ohio Arts Council. Kress currently lives in Blackwood, NJ. (USA) and teaches at Temple University.
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