Mojave River Review fall/winter 2018

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Mojave River Press & Review Fall/Winter 2018 Featured Poet To Protect What is Wild within Ourselves L.I. HENLEY was born and raised in the Mojave Desert town of Joshua Tree, California. She’s the author of two chapbooks, Desert with a Cabin View, and The Finding (Orange Monkey Publishing). Her second full-length collection, Starshine Road, won the 2017 Perugia Press Prize. She is the recipient of The Academy of American Poets University Award, The Duckabush Prize in Poetry chosen by Lia Purpura, and two prizes through The Poet’s Billow. In addition to the poems that follow, you can find her work at Glass, Rhino, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Rust + Moth, River Styx, DIAGRAM, Waxwing, and Entropy. Her newest poetry collection, Whole Night Through, will be available in October of 2019 from What Books Press of Santa Monica. She edits the online journal, Aperçus. We asked her some fun questions, and she had some intriguing answers—plus (lucky you!) she gave us two poems from her latest collection, Starshine Road, as well as a superb batch of new poems for us to read. We’re especially proud to feature a sublime poet from right here in the Mojave Desert, so please sit back with a nice cup of whatever you please and settle into the interview, the poems, and the artistic vision of L.I. Henley… 40

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