Tall, golden sheaf of
wheat, to be palmed into a
honey cake. How sweet!

William Swarts is the author of Strickland Plains and Other Poems, Treehouse of the Mind, and Harmonies Unheard to be released in the Fall. He is a First Prize winner in the Litchfield Review’s annual Poetry Contest. His poetry has been published in over 70 literary reviews and journals including Into the Teeth of the Wind, and Hawaii Pacific Review. He received his B.A. in English Literature from Brown University, his J.D. from University of Pennsylvania. He has practiced law in New York City and Paris. He studied with Bolligen Prize-winner David Ignatow at the 92nd Street YM-YWHA Poetry Center in New York City. He lives in western North Carolina.