John Linstrom is a writer, doctoral candidate, teacher, Michigander, and occasional Liberty Hyde Bailey impersonator. He writes and publishes poetry and nonfiction prose and is "all-but-dissertation" in the PhD in English and American Literature at New York University. His creative nonfiction book project is titled Havening: Love Letters to a Town and a Dead Man, and he edited a centennial edition of Bailey's ecological manifesto, The Holy Earth, published in 2015 by Counterpoint Press and featuring a new introduction by Wendell Berry. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing and Environment from Iowa State University. He is on Twitter, and he has blogged on Medium. His work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Commonweal Magazine, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Dunes Review, Narrative Northeast, Broad River Review, and Prairie Gold: An Anthology of the American Heartland.

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Three Poems

Very happy to share news of the publication of three poems in Narrative Northeast's "Eco Issue," alongside such poetic heroes as Camille Dungy and Kwame Dawes. You can read my small contribution here (preferably on a full screen, for best formatting with the image). Even better, my pieces are accompanied by this lovely illustration by my brother Sam Linstrom! His work is amazing and you should follow him on Twitter!

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Soot, 2018, by Sam Linstrom, b. 1992