Faith Shearin is the author of five books of poetry: The Owl Question, The Empty House, Moving the Piano, Telling the Bees, and Orpheus, Turning.

  2015

2015

Several of the poems in this manuscript have appeared previously, sometimes in slightly different form:
Alaska Quarterly Review: "Music at My Mother's Funeral"
Comstock Review:  "Orpheus, Turning", "The Children of Hamelin", and "Amelia Earhart's First Flight"
Cold Mountain Review:  "Chasing Fireflies"
The Sun: "The Dog Watched Television"
Salamander: "The Land of Nod"
Slipstream: "Our House, Surrounded by the Animals"
Burnside Review: "Mailing Babies"
  2014

2014

The poems in this volume have appeared previously sometimes in slightly different form, in the following journals and reviews:
Alaska Quarterly Review: "My Weight On Other Planets" and "Things We're All Too Young to Know"
Cincinnati Review: "My Mother, Painting the Sea" and "Gravity"
Connotation Press: An Online Artifact:"So Many Things Can Ruin a Picnic" and "The Ones Who Stay"
North American Review: "Climbing the Lighthouse" and "Snowy Owl"
Parody: "A Few Things I Ate"
Poetry-East: "Heart Island", "Rewind", "Blessing of the Animals", "Balloons", "Scurvy", "Gravity is Getting Stronger", "My Daughter Describes the Tarantula", "Suicides", "The Sound of a Train", "My Mother's Lost Keys", "My Father, Taking Pills", "Gretel's Bread Crumbs", and "My Mother, Pretending to Move to Alaska"
Southern Review: "Living Beside Water"
Spoon River Review: "Doom Town"
The Bark: "The Dog Brought Morning"