An Anthology of Fungi-Inspired Poms
Publication Date: February 1, 2010
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Neither porcini nor poems are daily staples. Yet the intensities of the rare, the seasonal, the brief, the strange, and that which requires both a kneeling intimacy and depth of knowledge to be safely known at all—these are needed as rice or bread. It is that elusive, concentrated presence, the sudden coming and going of life forms mostly hidden that both mushrooms and the poems in this first-of-its-kind volume point toward. Poets represented herein include Sherman Alexie, Margaret Atwood, Emily Dickinson, Yusef Komunyakaa, Ted Kooser, Mary Oliver, Gary Snyder, William Stafford, and Robert Wrigley.
About the AuthorKelly Chadwick has studied mushrooms for 20 years. Renée Roehl has an MFA in creative writing.