Homesteading:  A Poetry Sampler 


We present here poems from a diverse group of poets who explore some poetic homesteading by tending to our most common interior and physical landscapes: the traumas of childhood, war and abuse, as well as instances of environmental and political degradation. Also here are celebrations of these interiors and exteriors as well. We hold tight to the effects of trees, trails, family, and wildlife whether to applaud or rebuke. We are honored to give you these generous poems with thanks to the talented poets who contributed to this sampler.

~Marianne Worthington, poetry editor


                                                                          photo ©Dereck Hammers

Yvonne Amey
These Thoughts I Lug from Childhood that Prevent Me from Becoming a Juggernaut


Jay Audrey
in my next life


KB Ballentine
All the Way Through


Jeanne Bryner
Letter from the Trenches


Russell Carisse
Clean-Fill


Julia Nunnally Duncan
Doughboy


Cathryn Essinger
The Willow Tree or Where to Lie Down


Jane Ann Fuller
Winter Wheat


Connie Jordan Green
Some Small Bone


Mark Allen Jenkins
Learning Southeastern Ohio's Curves


M. Daniel McCrotty
Duff

William Rieppe Moore
[The moon's cat eye is wide and close]


Matthew S. Parsons
Tark Hill Killings


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