Jungfrau, With Wild Cows
by Derek JG Williams

The jumpers wake us after landing, laughing & packing their parachutes into tight bundles in the sloping field outside our window. So we turn into light & rise. From miles above, they fall all day from the mountain, hurling themselves through clouds. The inky eyes of the wild cows watch them plummet, then drift back … Continue reading Jungfrau, With Wild Cows
by Derek JG Williams

Moving Targets
by Derek JG Williams

Birdsong, the tossed lasso uncoils note by frayed note, singing— birdshot, and a smudge scared-up into powdered air—wet feathers in high grass, wet feathers in the bird dog’s sweet muzzle—her sweeping tail. I stow our gear low in the pickup bed, sip black coffee from stainless steel. Dark-wet nose to dirt, the dog wanders off— … Continue reading Moving Targets
by Derek JG Williams

Derek JG Williams

Derek JG Williams is an American poet and essayist. He is the author of Poetry Is a Disease, forthcoming from Greying Ghost Press. He is a doctoral candidate at Ohio University. Derek teaches writing courses online and develops curricula for GrubStreet. His poems and prose are published or forthcoming in Pleiades, DIAGRAM, Best New Poets, … Continue reading Derek JG Williams