nature

At the Edge of the Woods

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Instinct

Instinct

Hunched, obsidian-eyed, and inches
from the curb—one paw gone, the other
           tight as a clasp—
           the animal,
           unblinking, breathes

 

Emily Leithauser

Emily Leithauser is a graduate of Boston University’s M.F.A. program. Her poems have recently appeared in Measure and Unsplendid, and a Baudelaire translation of hers was published in Literary Imagination. While in Boston, she worked as an editorial assistant to the poetry editor at The Atlantic. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where she is a Ph.D. student in English at Emory University. She studies late 19th and early 20th century poetry.

 

 

Hunting on Thanksgiving

Hunting on Thanksgiving

J.D. Smith

J.D. Smith has published two collections, The Hypothetical Landscape (1999) and Settling for Beauty (2005), and in 2007 he was awarded a Fellowship in Poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts. His first children's book, The Best Mariachi in the World, was published in bilingual, Spanish and English editions in 2008.

Smith lives near the Southwest Waterfront of Washington, DC with his wife Paula Van Lare and their rescue dog, Roo.

Remnants of Nature in Our Lives

Remnants of Nature in our Lives

From Tuliptrees

 

From Tuliptrees

     (For T.H., 1982-2007)

 

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