Music for the End of the World

The Midwest Quarterly poetry editor Lori Martin has accepted “La Música del Fin del Mundo” for the Pittsburgh State (Kansas) based publication. The title is in Spanish because the narrative takes place in Chilean Patagonia, and “the end of the world” literally means a settlement at the southern tip of the continent. While traveling in that part of the world, my wife and I kept seeing highway signs telling us how far it was to the end of the world. The milieu of the poem concerns the figurative meaning of the phrase. This will be the third poem Ms. Martin has published in the esteemed journal.