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Rodney NelsonRodney Nelson's work began appearing in mainstream journals long ago; but he turned to fiction and did not write a poem for twenty-two years, restarting in the 2000s. So he is both older and "new." Recently, his poem "One Winter" won a Poetry Kit Award for 2011 (U.K.); it had appeared in Symmetry Pebbles. His "Upstream in Idaho" received a Best of Issue Award at the late Neon Beam (also England). The chapbook Metacowboy was published in 2011; another title, In Wait, in November 2012. Bog Light and Sighting the Flood have just appeared. The chapbook Fargo in Winter took second place in the 2013 Cathlamet Prize competition at Ravenna Press, Spokane. Directions From Enloe won third in the Turtle Island Quarterly contest. Mogollon Picnic, poems (Red Dashboard), is already in print; and the poetry ebook Nodding in Time (Kind of a Hurricane Press) is "up." The full-length Felton Prairie has appeared just now at Middle Island Press. Red Dashboard has brought out another, Words For the Deed.

 

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       Summer Outing

 

                          not mine to say

only to ride along

out of prairie to hill and lake and tree

        an adjacent

but other country with

a blueberry sky that we would see on

the water when we pulled in at its side

 

 

                          with ivy green

around it and July

not miles away that picnic afternoon

        a clan of men

and women and children

out in another but adjacent wet

and heat to laugh and only one to swim

 

 

                          not mine to ride

along in memory

on a trip I would not want to retake

        mine however

to count the all but two

that have died and remain at the water

in a country summer and mine to say

 

 

 

©2015 Rodney Nelson

 

 

Author Links

 

Rodney Nelson's Poets & Writers listing

Review of Metacowboy at Cowboy Poetry Press

Two poems by Rodney Nelson in Archipelago

 

 

 

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