Listen to Garrison Keillor read "The Daylight is Huge" on The Writer's Almanac.
Read or listen to "Telegram" at linebreak.org
Read or listen to "Looking for an Oracle" at qarrtsiluni.com
Read a review of The Body, A Tree by Marilyn McCabe
Read a Blog interview by Robert Lee Brewer on his Writer's Digest blog, Poetic Asides
Read a review of The Body, A Tree in Pedestal
Poems from The Body, A Tree at the Sundress Blog:
- "The Body, A Tree"
- "On Living 366 Miles Apart"
- "I Close My Eyes When I Listen to Poetry"
Amy MacLennan sits on the board of Chautauqua Poets & Writers in Ashland, OR. Amy is the Editor of Cascadia Review, Managing Editor of The Cortland Review, and a poetry editor for Bone Bouquet.
Her work has been published in Cimarron Review, Cloudbank, Connotation Press, Folio, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Linebreak, Naugatuck River Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Pearl Magazine, Pirene’s Fountain, Poet’s Market, Rattle, River Styx, South Dakota Review, Spillway, The Oregonian, The Pedestal Magazine, Windfall, and Wisconsin Review.
Amy has published two chapbooks: Weathering (Uttered Chaos Press, 2012) and The Fragile Day (Spire Press, 2011)
Poem from The Body, A Tree
The Body, A Tree
might think itself lemon, overgrown behind a steel-grey house, and pulls in fat bees, holds to bright and sour. Or imagines itself almond, squirrels crazing through branches, cracking furred hulls, a chattering, all limbs. But maybe apricot, sap almost glowing on rough bark, with leaves to drop, shine, wither on grass. The body wishes. For soil, for fruit. For light to grow through, wood hardening to an ache.
Cover art by Beverly Ash Gilbert
She Hangs Lanterns in the Night Sky