Storms in the Sierra – Lorraine Caputo

Hermann Ottomar Herzog – Between the Sierras and the Coast Range, California

This land vibrates 
with thunder 

rolling across 
the mountains, 

sinking into 
the valleys 

where clouds float 
above unseen 

rivers, rain 
falling, smearing 


About the Poet

Poet-translator Lorraine Caputo’s works appear in over 300 journals on six continents; and 19 collections of poetry – including On Galápagos Shores (dancing girl press). Her work has been nominated for the Best of the Net Award. She journeys through Latin America, listening to the voices of the pueblos and Earth.

For the first time in nearly five years, Vita Brevis is closed for submission. Read the full story here.

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