Brian Simoneau’s first poetry collection won the 2013 De Novo Prize and will be published by C&R Press. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Boulevard, Cave Wall, The Collagist, Crab Orchard Review, The Georgia Review, Mid-American Review, North American Review, Southern Humanities Review, and other journals. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and two young daughters.
Under A Summer Sky
excerpt from the poem
We sit around a fire and trace
constellations, trying to translate
the stories our fathers told. Wind
sighs in a bottle, and you wrap
a blanket around your son, who asks
how many shooting stars can there be
in a night. You answer...