Photograph by John Duly

Darren Demaree

Ohio Landscape (June 11th 2020)

I’ve never been afraid
of horses.
It’s the riders,
their skin
& limb, that move
in such awful concert
across the county
& always brings them
to a new map.
I think
if a horse arrived
alone, I would love it.

Ohio Landscape (June 12th 2020)

We were
given pinholes
to understand
the undulations
of the wolf’s jaw
from within
the wolf’s jaw
& despite that landscape
we named the jaw
something lovely
& we never questioned
the two motions.

Darren Demaree

Darren Demaree’s poems have appeared, or are scheduled to appear in numerous magazines/journals, including Hotel Amerika, Diode, North American Review, New Letters, Diagram, and the Colorado Review.

He is the author of fourteen poetry collections, most recently Unfinished Murder Ballads (October 2020, Backlash Press). He is the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology and Ovenbird Poetry

He is currently living and writing in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children.