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Nature & Environmental Writing Workshop

Heather McNaugher

"For instance," she says, "we can't relate
to five hundred finches dying."

The possibilities sweep
then alight on me
and I think, Wanna bet?

I'm contrary.
I like the sound
and cinematography
of so many finches
so we can write it down.

Heather McNaugher is the author of the poetry collection, System of Hideouts, and two chapbooks, Panic & Joy and Double Life. Her nonfiction has appeared in Fourth Genre and The Bellevue Literary Review. She teaches at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, where she is poetry editor of The Fourth River.

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ISSUE FIVE: My Laser Style

Geramee Hensley
   November is an anagram
     for fishhook

Taunja Thomson
   Skull, My Former

Rachel J. Bennett
   Level with Animals
   Field Dressing
     My Favorite Animal

   For the Programmer

Sean M. Conrey
   Alan Lomax Translation No. 1:
      Nimrod Workman, 'Mother
      Jones Will' (1983)

   Alan Lomax Translation No. 2:
      "Belton Sutherland's
      Field Holler" (1978)

Heather McNaugher
   Nature & Environmental
     Writing Workshop

Thea Goodrich
   Keynes & Keats as the Keystone
     Cowboy: Infinite Iterations

Vanessa Couto Johnson

Raymond Farr
   Encroachment on a Dry Source

Kristin LaFollette
   The Burial

Anna Kreienberg
   a tornado poem

Alejandro Escudé
   A Proper Pressurized Blast

Cathryn Cofell