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'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'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.
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.
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.
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.