John Linstrom is a writer, editor, doctoral candidate, teacher, misplaced Michigander, and occasional Liberty Hyde Bailey impersonator. He writes and publishes poetry and nonfiction prose and is ABD in English and American Literature at New York University. In 2015, his centennial, authoritative edition of Liberty Hyde Bailey's ecological manifesto, The Holy Earth, was published by Counterpoint Press, featuring a new introduction by Wendell Berry. He is now co-editor with John Stempien of a new collection of Bailey's garden writings, tentatively titled Marvels at our Feet: A Gardener's Companion, forthcoming from the Comstock imprint of Cornell University Press in the fall of 2019. He is on Twitter, and he has blogged on Medium. His poetry has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Commonweal Magazine, Bridge EightValparaiso Poetry Review, Dunes Review, and Narrative Northeast's "Eco Issue."

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Poem: "Church of the Epiphany"

Picture2I was thrilled to discover today that my poem, "Church of the Epiphany," was published online this week in Bridge Eight!

     whichever one had weathered best the words
     of students to their parents, old ones now

     to dead.

Read the whole thing here.