May Poem: After the trout lilies

This poem calls on us to notice spring delights like flowers, grass and mushrooms — and invites us to love the natural world.
by Richard Kraweic | illustration by Gary Palmer

Durham-based Richard Krawiec will be in Paris this fall for book festivals and readings in conjunction with the publication of his fifth novel, Faith in What?(Croire en Quoi?). He is founder of Jacar Press, a community active literary press. He has won fellowships from the National Education Association and North Carolina Arts Council.

Gary Palmer is an award-winning watercolor artist based in Matthews, NC, whose work has been featured both nationally and internationally in magazines, books and large commercial retailers.

This article originally appeared in the May 2024 issue of WALTER magazine.