Already missing our good friend, Jack Collum

Alas our good friend Jack Collom is no longer with us. For those of you who are not familiar with him or his work, here is an excerpt from the write-up done by the Poetry Foundation, “Collom’s poetry takes its genesis from everyday happenings, activities, and observations; his book on writing for and by children, Poetry Everywhere (1994), reflects this outlook. His poems for adults are often grounded in the details of the natural world, and he has been described as an ecological poet. Collom was active as a teacher of creative writing for adults and children since the 1970s. He has taught for Poets-in-the-Schools and as an adjunct professor at Naropa University, where he teaches ecology and literature. His awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. He died in 2017.”

Chick here to see the write-up:

We were fortunate to publish hos poem, “Gore Pore” in our Fall 2014 issue. Click here to read it: