Gale Acuff has published in Ascent, Adirondack Review, Worcester Review, South Carolina Review, Florida Review, Maryland Poetry Review, Descant, and many other journals. He authored three books of poetry: Buffalo Nickel (BrickHouse, 2004), The Weight of the World (BrickHouse, 2006), and The Story of My Lives (at press). Acuff has taught university English in the US, China, and the Palestinian West Bank.
My brother’s been looking at the stars. That’s a UFO, he declares. He’s eighteen to my nine. I believe: He’s bigger than I am and closer to the truth. He goes inside to tell the rest of the clan. I hear him through the kitchen door, back in the living room. Our parents and sisters [...]