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Our Angel of the Get Through | An Interview with Andrea Gibson

From our Autumn 2019 Edition | Visit our store to treat yourself to the full issue in either print or digital format. | Browse the Store› The Wayfarer of our Autumn 2019 Issue | Shop Now All Rights Reserved.   Our Angel of the Get Through   A Conversation...

Going Home Again | Wild Silence Travel Column

From our Autumn 2019 Edition | Visit our store to treat yourself to the full issue in either print or digital format. | Browse the Store› Going Home Again By L.M. Browning   “What is the meaning of life? That was all—a simple question; one that tended to close in...

Smoking on My Deathbed by Theodore Richards

The Wayfarer of our Spring 2019 Issue Look for the Print and eEdition on: Amazon - B&N - Our Store “Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”  —Dylan Thomas My five-year-old is, in many ways, my easiest child, overall. She’s the kind of child that teachers love,...

The Forest for the Trees by William Huggins

The Wayfarer of our Spring 2019 Issue Look for the Print and eEdition on: Amazon – B&N – Our Store Three nights in a row coyotes wake me. In our tent, the thin membrane that allegedly protects us from the wild outside, my wife and daughter and three rescue dogs...

Lunans and the Grace of Gravity by Gail Collins-Ranadive

From our Spring 2019 Edition | Visit our store to treat yourself to the full issue in either print or digital format. | Browse the Store› The Wayfarer of our Spring 2019 Issue Look for the Print and eEdition on: Amazon – B&N – Our Store “...the universe, by...

East Meets Southwest | A Conversation with Poet Frank LaRue Owen

From our Spring 2019 Edition | Visit our store to treat yourself to the full issue in either print or digital format. | Browse the Store› The Wayfarer of our Spring 2019 Issue   There are certain path crossings that stay with you as fated moments—certain...

December 2018 Kenya, The Mara | A Poem

From our Spring 2019 Edition | Visit our store to treat yourself to the full issue in either print or digital format. | Browse the Store› by Heloise Jones Dedicated to Simon Metekai Masago and Jackson Kayionni Letiol The bleached bones of buffalo,wildebeest.Their...

Belonging to the Land: A Conversation with Stephen Trimble by L.M. Browning

From our Spring 2019 Edition | Visit our store to treat yourself to the full issue in either print or digital format. | Browse the Store› The Wayfarer of our Spring 2019 Issue - All Photos courtesy of Stephen Trimble. All Rights Reserved. Stephen Trimble tells...

The Laws of Gravity | A Poem by L.M. Browning

From our Spring 2019 Edition | Visit our store to treat yourself to the full issue in either print or digital format. | Browse the Store›Expectations are sheer cliffs we cannot helpbut climb. The perfect, plumb ground too easy and expectedbears no liking for those...

Spring in The Mindful Kitchen with Heidi Barr

From our Spring 2019 Edition | Visit our store to treat yourself to the full issue in either print or digital format. | Browse the Store› “It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” —Rainer Maria Rilke In the northland, sometimes spring...
Building a Temple of the Heart  by Perle Besserman

Building a Temple of the Heart by Perle Besserman

Featured in Vol.4 Issue 1 | The Spring 2015 Edition Photo by Ryan Upp, Feature Photographer of the Issue Building a Temple of the Heart by Perle Besserman When my husband and I first met as residents in a Honolulu Zen center, we were each holding fast to some very...

Lynne Harkes | Artist of Spring 2015 Issue

Lynne Harkes | Artist of Spring 2015 Issue

Featured in Vol.4 Issue 1 | The Spring 2015 Edition For several years I painted detailed and often large-scale canvases of flowers. I loved nothing better than spending hours, days and weeks shading and revealing more of the image with each layer of paint. One day I...

Soft Fascination by Jeff DeBellis

Soft Fascination by Jeff DeBellis

  Featured in Vol.4 Issue 1 | The Spring 2015 Edition Soft Fascination by Jeff DeBellis I built a perfect teepee with dry juniper twigs filled its interior with bits of paper and lit it with a cardboard match. The flame steadily climbed unil the entire teepee was...

Listening to Our Listening by Gary Whited

Listening to Our Listening by Gary Whited

  Featured in Vol.4 Issue 1 | The Spring 2015 Edition Last summer I sat on top of Hurricane Point overlooking Silver Lake in central New Hampshire. Wind sounded through scant trees on the steep little hill mingled with the hum of a distant motorboat, then two of...

Dear Mary Oliver by Gloria Heffernan

Dear Mary Oliver by Gloria Heffernan

Featured in Vol.4 Issue 1 | The Spring 2015 Edition Dear Mary Oliver, by Gloria Heffernan Thank you for inviting me to eavesdrop on your conversations with the grasshopper; for allowing me to follow at a safe distance during your solitary walks through the fields just...

Diptych on New Mexico by Kael Moffat

Diptych on New Mexico by Kael Moffat

Featured in Vol.4 Issue 1 | The Spring 2015 Edition   Diptych on New Mexico by Kael Moffat 1. Along I-40, Outside Gallup Beside bones of coyotes bleached like saints, Beside blood dried on concrete like wine on lace, Beside tufts of fur strewn like abandoned...

Summer People by Gail Collins-Ranadive

Summer People by Gail Collins-Ranadive

  Featured in Vol.4 Issue 1 | The Spring 2015 Edition Abandoned!! I felt utterly abandoned, stranded in front of the neighborhood ice cream stand, reading the ‘closed for the season’ sign. It was after Labor Day, the official end of summer, and 25,000 copies of...

The Wayfarer Spring Edition | Pre-order Now!

The Wayfarer Spring Edition | Pre-order Now!

  The spring edition of The Wayfarer is now available to pre-order! Feature Articles: Building a Temple of the Heart by Perle Besserman Doing, Not Doing by Jason Kirkey Wild Silence by L.M. Browning Feature Photographer: Ryan Upp A Spirituality of Wildness by...

Reimagining the Possible | An Interview with Byron Metcalf

Reimagining the Possible | An Interview with Byron Metcalf

by Staff Writer Jamie K. Reaser Article Appears in The Wayfarer Vol 3 Iss 4 | Winter 2014 | Visit our Shop to Order» 1. Mary Oliver begins her poem, The Journey, by writing, “One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began…” Tell me what that day was like for...

Reimagining Life through Art

Reimagining Life through Art

Article Appears in The Wayfarer Vol 3 Iss 4 | Winter 2014 | Visit our Shop to Order» by Feature Artist Jena Leake   I am artist in the studio painting the canvas of my life who is holding the brush? As a wayfaring artist, I live this personal zen koan through...

The River and its Way

The River and its Way

Article Appears in The Wayfarer Vol 3 Iss 4 | Winter 2014 | Visit our Shop to Order» Image by Duncan George | Feature Artist for the Issue Essay by Jason Kirkey   When I was very young my family lived on a ridge that divides two watersheds. On the eastern side of...

A Wayfarer | New York Times Bestseller Wallace J. Nichols

A Wayfarer | New York Times Bestseller Wallace J. Nichols

  Article Appears in The Wayfarer Vol 3 Iss 4 | Winter 2014 | Visit our Shop to Order» by Staff Writer Jamie K. Reaser   “Blue Mind is, deep down, about human curiosity, knowing ourselves more and better.” —Céline Cousteau in Blue Mind   I’ve twice had...

Pre-Order The Wayfarer Winter Edition

Pre-Order The Wayfarer Winter Edition

The winter edition of The Wayfarer is now available for pre-order! Features of the Issue: The Season of Silence by Theodore Richards The River and its Way by Jason Kirkey Embracing Uncertainity by Jamie K. Reaser Re-imagining the Possible: An interview with Byron...

Our Pushcart Prize Nominations for 2015

Our Pushcart Prize Nominations for 2015

Today we happily announce our nominations for the 2015 Pushcart Prize! Below are our nominees and the selection from their respective works we have submitted for consideration! About the Pushcart Prize: The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses series, published...

Welcome to the new website for The Wayfarer!

Welcome to the new website for The Wayfarer!

At the close of September 2014, the staff of The Wayfarer met for their first annual retreat—embarking on a journey of playful spirit, contemplative dialogue, and reimagining—in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. What you will discover within these web pages, as...

Essex Books: A Literary Potting Shed For Local And Regional Authors

Essex Books: A Literary Potting Shed For Local And Regional Authors

Feature Column: Independent Books, Independent Minds: Our Indie Bookstore Spotlight by Writer Susan K. McCann, proprietor of Essex Books Appeared in Volume 3 Issue 3 Photo of Gather © Jody Dole In the book, The Potting Shed, author Linda Joan Smith writes, “In such a...

String Theory by Gunilla Norris

String Theory by Gunilla Norris

Appeared in Volume 3 Issue 3 Gunilla Norris is the feature poet of the issue and has four poems featured in the edition. Photo ©  Stuart Madden   It is so bright today that the two fishermen—dark silhouettes— seem to be standing on water. Perhaps they are father...

Four Nesting Boxes by Diana Woodcock

Four Nesting Boxes by Diana Woodcock

Appeared in Volume 3 Issue 3 Diana Woodcock has two poems featured in this issue. Photo © Lee Coursey   surround the dune shack, each one claimed by a pair of tree swallows busy preening and mating, setting up housekeeping, sweeping insects from the air. Song...

The Old Man And The Heron by John Grey

The Old Man And The Heron by John Grey

Appeared in Volume 3 Issue 3 John Grey has two poems featured in this issue. Photo Left: © Jacquie Roecker | www. jacquieroecker.com   Heron at edge of pond, a spike of blue in green reeds as, in the distance, an old man peers through the telescope. His...

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