The Field Party #61

by Darren C. Demaree

to an empty sky ohio looks like a one-sided war the people the people crashing down into the land with such force that they cannot hold on to any of the easier years i don’t want to talk about it it’s all i’m asked about it’s all i can talk about ask me again ask me again exactly how we decided we were not with the deer

Darren C. Demaree is the author of thirteen poetry collections, most recently So Clearly Beautiful (November 2019, Adelaide Books).  He is the recipient of a 2018 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, the Louis Bogan Award from Trio House Press, and the Nancy Dew Taylor Award from Emrys Journal.  He is the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology and Ovenbird Poetry.  He is currently living in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children.