Volume 69, Number 1 · Fall 2019


Who doesn’t consider herself
overlooked or underhumped?

Who hasn’t worn that proud
stumped expression?

Doubt is a stubborn animal.

On the days it doesn’t trample me,

I ride it east,
searching for the great caravans.

Maria Hummel’s poetry collection, House and Fire, won the 2013 APR/Honickman First Book Prize in Poetry. She is also the author of three novels, most recently Still Lives, which was published by Counterpoint Press in 2018.