from Notebook: New Mexico

Tom Montag

January 2016, Highway 20, Mile Marker 39

Close enough to see
the mountains

have shaped the clouds.

Tom Montag is most recently the author of In This Place: Selected Poems 1982-2013 and a contributing writer at Verse-Virtual. In 2015 he was a featured poet at Atticus Review and Contemporary American Voices and at year's end received Pushcart Prize nominations from Provo Canyon Review and Blue Heron Review. Other poems will be found at Hamilton Stone Review, The Homestead Review, Little Patuxent Review, Mud Season Review, Poetry Quarterly, Third Wednesday and elsewhere.


  1. Says an awful lot in a few words. I’ve felt at times that some topographical feature was mirrored by the clouds, but this poem by Tom Montag says it. And it happens because, as the poem says, “Close enough to see…”

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