Grateful Acknowledgment is made to the editors of the following publications in which these poems first appeared, sometimes in somewhat different form, and for their generous support of this work and of contemporary poetry in general.
CityWorks San Diego City College: Cedar Breaks, Llano Estacado.
Dan River Press: A Refugee Remembers Drought, Mullein (the Miner’s Candle), Oriflamme, Road to Shasta.
Drift Wood Highway: Luna, Bleeding.
North Virginia Review: Kindred Spirits.
Paths: Big Pine Rhapsody.
Poetry Superhighway: La Valla Escondida.
Sun Runner Magazine: Big Pine No. 2, The Great Whale of Anza Borrego, When the bluest sky is not enough.
“Poem for Leo” was an award winner in the national poetry contest of Poetry Superhighway. “With All the Brilliance” appeared in the 1998 California Poetry Calendar. “The Tahquitz Trail” was an award winner in the national poetry contest of Northwoods Journal.
Copyright © 2016 by Robt O’Sullivan Schleith