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Not For Luck, Poems by Derek Sheffield

Selected by Mark Doty for the Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize.

Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy, co-edited by Simmons Buntin, Elizabeth Dodd, and Derek Sheffield

“A weapon to raise when others raise their rifles.”
– Jimmy Santiago Baca

When Derek Sheffield isn’t writing, teaching, or editing, he can often be found in the mountains of North Central Washington. He has published two collections of poetry, Not for Luck and Through the Second Skin, and co-edited the anthologies, Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy and Cascadia Field Guide: Art, Ecology, and Poetry (forthcoming from Mountaineers Books in 2023). He is the poetry editor of Terrain.org.

Learn more about Derek.

Derek Sheffield talks to the birds

Header photo, Night Falls, by Marc Dilley.