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Jeff Gundy

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Jeff Gundy is the author of seven poetry collections, including Abandoned Homeland (Bottom Dog Press, 2015) and Somewhere Near Defiance (Anhinga Press, 2014), for which he was named Ohio Poet of the Year. He teaches English at Bluffton University in Ohio.

by this poet


Don’t be foolish. No, be foolish.
Each of these trees was once a seed.

Look down the road till it’s all mist and fumes:
Of course your journey is impossible.

It’s stupidly hot for September and yet here’s
an eddy, a gust, something to stir you

as the high leaves of the walnut are