When the music is dear,
hold fast to the words—that screen door flying open.
from "Traveling to Elsewhere" (Connotation Press)
Jeanne E. Clark is a professor of English, poetry, and creative writing specifically, at CSU, Chico. Her latest book is Gorrill's Orchard (Bear Star Press), which reflects a life surrounded by trees, dogs, and struggles to make meaning in the quiet crises that naturally follow along.
-- Judith Rodby, Poet of the Week