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Amy MacLennan

Amy MacLennan

Listen to Garrison Keillor read "The Daylight is Huge" on The Writer's Almanac.

Listen to an interview and reading on the This Choice Podcast with Ren Powell

Read or listen to "Telegram" at

Read or listen to "Looking for an Oracle" at

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:

Amy's page on Oregon Poetic Voices

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)

The Body, A Tree

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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

She Hangs Lanterns in the Night Sky