December 13, 2007 / Creative Writing
In this poem, Janet Sunderland powerfully connects an encounter with the natural world to the everyday darkness of death and war and hopelessness.
Janet Sunderland grew up on a Kansas farm and has lived throughout the U.S. and in Europe, Mexico, and the Caribbean. She's now in Kansas City with her husband, Cliff. Her work has been published in the Chicago Tribune, the Kansas City Star, the Writer, KC Voices, the Rockhurst Review, and other publications, and her poetry and essays have won regional prizes. She teaches writing at Avila University.