We are pleased to present a poem from our latest issue, “Maps & Legends.” Here Ron Smith imagines one of the most legendary courtships in American history.  Whose courtship, you ask?  Hint:  Mount Vernon has requested a copy.

“Suitor” is formatted as a broadside in two layouts.







Ron Smith recently served as the Poet Laureate of Virginia, and he is the Writer-in-Residence at St. Christopher’s School in Richmond. His books are Running Again in Hollywood Cemetery, Moon Road, and Its Ghostly Workshop.

Find out more about Ron and his views on writing by perusing his Truth Teller Spotlight.