numbing our hands–
colder today, the experts say,
than experienced by most now living.
The black dog
tries to wiggle out of her red sweater
and slides with delight
on the perfectly-iced snow.
~ Anne Haehl
Bio: Anne Haehl is a lover of words, spoken and written. She is a poet and professional storyteller, Episcopalian and Quaker. She and her husband of 43 years have two grown children. They live with three cats and a dog in Lawrence, KS.
Guest Editor Eric McHenry’s new book of poems, Odd Evening, will be published by Waywiser Press in 2016. His previous collections include Potscrubber Lullabies, which won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award in 2007, and Mommy Daddy Evan Sage, a children’s book illustrated by Nicholas Garland. He also edited and introduced Peggy of the Flint Hills, a memoir by Zula Bennington Greene. His poems have appeared in The New Republic, Yale Review, Cincinnati Review, Field, Orion, The Guardian (U.K.), Poetry Daily and Poetry Northwest, from whom he received the 2010 Theodore Roethke Prize. Since 2001, he has been a poetry critic for The New York Times Book Review. He lives in Lawrence with his wife and two children and teaches creative writing at Washburn University.