Richard Fein

Richard Fein was a finalist in the 2004 Center For Book Arts Chapbook Competition. A chapbook, “The Required Accompanying Cover Letter,” was published by Parallel Press, University Of Wisconsin, Madison. He has also been published in many web and print journals such as Southern Review, Foliate Oak, Morpo Review, Ken*Again, Oregon East Southern Humanities Review, Skyline,Touchstone, Windsor Review, Maverick, Parnassus Literary Review, Small Pond, Kansas Quarterly, Blue Unicorn, Exquisite Corpse, Terrain Aroostook Review, Compass Rose, and others. He also has an interest in digital photography, and poetry magazines have published many of his photos. Samples of his photography can be found here.

Work by Richard Fein

Richard Fein

Halfway Between Harmony and Rome

My eye wandered for glimpses of passing ladies, my mind downright inattentive, my foot just a bit too heavy on the pedal till I rear-ended a HONK IF YOU LOVE JESUS. Not a hard blow, more like a slap in the face, but it was a Jesus decal. The rear fender Messiah stared at me with a slightly dented right cheek. Our two gasoline chariots needed a soft shoulder and we found one, and there aside the expressway halfway between the villages Harmony and Rome the aggrieved cleric-collared driver perused his violated rear fender and wounded Jesus as whizzing traffic hummed like a muted choir. And I thought of ...

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