Emily Strauss has an M.A. in English, but is self-taught in poetry, which she has written since college. Over 500 of her poems appear in a wide variety of online venues and in anthologies, in the U.S. and abroad. She is a Best of the Net and twice a Pushcart nominee. The natural world of the American West is generally her framework; she also considers the narratives of people and places around her. She is a retired teacher living in Oregon.
At the Corner At the corner of Division & Reclamation where the town is split between chaos & choice, the edge where you look across the tracks toward dry sage-lined hills rounded against the straight rails, and the tiny mill