HR. Harper, in "The Way of Mountains", takes readers with a narrator on a pilgrimage in the unforgiving high country for atonement.
Joshua C. Allen – The White Oak Peninsula
Joshua C. Allen's The White Oak Peninsula is an ode to a place, a nostalgic discourse into earthy wildness and days of youth and adventure that many of us can relate to.
Jenna Wysong Filbrun – Church
Jenna Wysong Filbrun's Church is an ode to nature, life, and belonging in a time of spiritual upheaval, an ode to the wilderness, which was humanity's first place of worship.
Sealskin, Soulskin – A Fable About Returning to Our Wild Origins
The myth of losing a pelt speaks deeply to being divested of time, resources and creative energy in the service of psychic support of others.
Wendell Berry – The Peace of Wild Things
Berry's poem looks to nature for release from world-weariness and despair, and suggests a kind of liberation through reviving our relationship with the wilderness.
Nicholas Trandahl – The Chapel
In his poem, The Chapel, Nicholas Trandahl sets out what he looks for when it comes to faith and spirituality. A lifelong seeker of truth and inner peace, he imagines a fictional space deep in the heart of the wilderness, where pilgrims and seekers can finally rest after their journeys.