Now out: Woodlands
I’m delighted to have three poems–“She Calls It a Fairy Tree,” “Replenish,” and “Ghost Jam”–in Woodlands, a new poetry anthology featuring poems from 49 writers on forests, the woods, the mysteries of nature, and myth, edited by the superb d. ellis phelps. The paperback is available from amazon here.
Here’s a snippet from “She Calls It a Fairy Tree,” which has also been set by composer Elaine Fine, available on IMSLP here. The poems were inspired by photographs (below) by my friend Angela Wagner, who takes stunning pictures in and around Asheville, NC.
Let me slip
into that beautiful space
where the tree meets the ground,
that entrance, shallow-seeming,
to an arboreal world,
If I just turn my shoulders,
I will pass through the twin arms of bark
into that warm