She Gathers Rocks

Derek Sheffield’s books include Cascadia Field Guide: Art, Ecology, Poetry (Mountaineers, 2023), Not for Luck (Michigan State University, 2021), selected by Mark Doty for the Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize, and Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy (Trinity, 2020). He teaches in Western Colorado University’s low-residency MFA program, edits poetry for, and can often be found in the forests and rivers along the eastern slopes of the Cascade Range near Leavenworth, Washington.