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Download Chapter 1: Movement or Stillness (August 2011) (77 KB)

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Download Chapter 4: Questions on the Road to Silver City (October 2011) (95 KB)

Download Chapter 5: Secrets Partly Revealed (November 2011) (2.0 MB)

Download Chapter 6: A Little More Wordplay (January 2012) (699 KB)

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Download Chapter 8: Learning to Weave (March 2012) (655 KB)

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Download Chapter 11: Alit (June 2012) (716 KB)


The chapbooks created in the year ending in June 2012 include eleven themed collections and three installments of “In Thirteen Moons,” which didn’t get completed till that fall. This Wildest Year brings together the poems of the eleven themed chapbooks, each as a separate chapter. I have e-published this book for three reasons. First, the chapbooks have all been printed in very limited runs, and few copies remain to be shared with friends, old and new. Second, by ordering the chapters more or less chronologically, one can more easily see themes unfold and new connections made. And finally, this e-book is a bit of an experiment, allowing me to develop skills in self-publishing and graphic design. I hope you will find it to be a successful experiment.

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This Wildest Year: A collection of poems and photographs

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