From the poem, “Dragging the River”:
“…Lusty desert rains all weekend.
At dusk choppers circled
four bridges over the Rio
searching for a boy
swept away in the suddenly
swollen waters. Rescuers,
binoculars aimed low, scanned
the water’s tree draggled banks.
batters stumps, and stones…”
Marilyn Stablein is the author of Splitting Hard Ground (La Alameda Press 2010), a Himalayan memoir Sleeping in Caves, essays on wild weather, Climate of Extremes: Landscape and Imagination, and the story collections Night Travels to Tibet and The Census Taker. She has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Seattle Arts Commission, New York Arts Council, Southwest Writers, and a Houston Brazos Award. World traveler for seven years, she founded a Literary Center (Seattle), a Publishing Network (New York), directed bookfairs, writers’ conferences (Washington), published a quarterly journal, and served as a literary juror. She teaches workshops in memoir, poetry, and fiction for all ages. Multi-media performances include a Day of the Dead Show; Sacred Waters; Himalayan Traveloges and AutoText: Poems, Bullhorns, Streets.
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