The Dog days of Summer are here. What does that mean? For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere it means Sirius, the brightest star in our night sky, begins its rise over the eastern horizon. It means we enter the hottest part of the summer. It’s a time associated with drought, fires, fevers, thunderstorms, bad luck, and way too much heat.
We propose the best relief during such times is to immerse yourself in the arts. Enjoy a dip in creativity. To take a deep breath, and splash some humanity onto your face.
Here at Portland Review, we’re turning our pressure up, and bringing you an extra sprinkling of poetry during the Dog Days. From July 3rd to August 11th, 2022, we’ll be publishing two pieces of poetry each week: one on Mondays, and the other (as usual) on Thursdays.
Sharing our love of great writing and inspirational art is what helps us get through times that might otherwise flatten us. We hope you’ll join us for this special, six-week event!