Trees: A Poetry Feature
Poetry Editor's Note: We liked the way these poems fit together as commentary not just on trees, obviously, but on the remarkable ways that humans connect with trees and what happens to us as we remember trees and place them in the landscapes of our poems, even sometimes just peripherally. Some of these poems mention specific trees like locust, fig, red sumac, or even “the shadow of the gone ash tree” as in Richard Hague’s poem on retirement. Shelby Stephenson’s poem begins “in the crotch / Of the apple tree” where the storyteller “sits in a musical score / Of his making.” All of the poems in this section hold up the promise of our places among trees. Click the writers below to read these notable poems.