Joe Amaral's apocalyptic poem invokes DNA, immigration, and climate change, vividly direction our attention to "the loss and love we must compartmentalize /to share, carrying the burden of melting /glacial scarp still beckoning its magical blue."
Joe Amaral has over fifty poems and stories published worldwide, including 3Elements Review, Arcadia Magazine, Crow Hollow 19, The New Verse News, Rise Up Review, Writers of the Portuguese Diaspora and Zingara Poet. Joe won the 2014 Ingrid Reti Literary Award. Joe works 48-hour shifts as a paramedic and his wife is a surgical nurse. They have two saucy daughters and host a rotating cast of foreign exchange students, allowing their young family an amazing travel-in-reverse experience.