April 2, 2020 / Creative Writing
Marci Rae Johnson explores the paradox of desire and detachment.
Marci Rae Johnson is a freelance writer and editor and the poetry editor for the Cresset and for WordFarm press. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in Image, Christian Century, Main Street Rag, Collagist, Rhino, Quiddity, Hobart, Redivider,Redactions, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Louisville Review, and 32 Poems, among others. Her most recent book, Basic Disaster Supplies Kit, was published by Steel Toe Books in 2016.
Marci Rae Johnson, in “Desk, with Window Frame and Heaven,” offers a sketch of a private room, an unopened window, a sad Jesus on a simple crucifix, and the billowing of both clouds and desire to open and be opened, to see more than “the words behind [our] eyes.”