A poem by Linda Martin

Image Description: A dreamy image of an old rowboat on a still lake. Clouds are mirrored in the water of the lake.

Linda Martin lives in Homer, Alaska where she and her husband operate a small business selling and installing glass. Her first book of poetry, I Follow in the Dust She Raises, was published by University of Alaska Press in 2015. She received her MFA in poetry from Pacific Lutheran University in 2011 at the age of 65.

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