Compass Roads

Friends, I’m thrilled and honored to tell you that several of my poems are included in this special anthology of poems about the place where I live, Compass Roads: Poems About the Pioneer Valley, edited by the truly amazing Jane Yolen and published by Straw Dog Writers Guild. I was able to read at the Compass Roads book launch in Florence, MA last month, and tonight with a group of featured poets at the Odyssey Bookstore in South Hadley, MA. Wonderful!

I’ll share my poems from the book over the next few days. Here’s the shortest of mine, called “Instant.” Its location is the Oxbow in the Connecticut River not too far from our house. 
Early autumn
in a perfect wash
of Polaroid-light
over the Oxbow,
warm and developed.