Today's poem is "Steering by Monarchs"
from Boxing the Compass
Floating Bridge Press
Holly J. Hughes has spent the last 28 summers working on the water in Alaska in a variety of capacities, from cook/deckhand on a salmon gillnet fishing boat to skipper of a 65-foot schooner. Her poems have appeared in the anthologies Dancing With Joy: 99 Poems, America Zen: A Gathering of Poets, and Family Matters: Poems of Our Families, as well as in the Alaska Quarterly Review, Bellingham Review, and The Midwest Quarterly, among others. A graduate of the MFA program Rainier Writing Workshop offered through Pacific Lutheran University, she teaches writing at Edmonds Community College and codirects the Convergence Writer's Series. She lives in a log cabin built in the 1930s in Indianola, Washington.
Other poems on the web by Holly J. Hughes:
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