Shining Horns*

Nature Writing at Raven Chronicles Online


"Moon in Mackerel Sky," photo by Davis Johnson. Davis is a songwriter, poet, and nature photographer as well as a professor of English and Journalism at Springfield Technical Community College in Springfield, Massachusetts. He lives on a small lake in Monson, Massachusetts with his wife and two adopted sons from Guatemala. A former World Record holder in Frisbee distance, Davis in his spare time can often be found negotiating the fairways of disc golf courses around New England. (Davis can be contacted at: joandave93@comcast.net)



- Linda L. Beeman


- Calvin Olsen

Eagle Creek in April

- Scott T. Starbuck

The Tree as Verb
; The Lowly, Exalted

- Bill Yake


- Mike Aspros


Chapbook:  Heart Range
- Cal Kinnear

The Land and Legacy of Super Chicken
- Joe Mills

North Jetty; Harvest
- Derick Burleson

Moon, Horses, and Groundfog; One for the Dipper (Cinclus mexicanus); Tropical Sunlight
- Tim McNulty

Migration - Maya Jewell Zeller

Hiking the Coast Range; Decay - Scott T. Starbuck  

How We Look; FireFighters Walk into Mountain Sports; Prayer With Fur -  Derek Sheffield

Flight Theory -  Allen Braden

fast forward 2012 -  antoinette nora claypoole

And the Radar on Mount Parnassus; Some Kind of Articulation - Oliver Rice

Irises - Brett Roth

The Dew Lies Thick On The High Grasses - Peter Sears

Nature's Poem; To Be Loved By Nature; The Garden - James Bertolino 

Benediction for Teacher Workshop Day - Steve Larson 

Creator Bird - Richie Swanson

How Does Your Garden Grow - Anne Fraser


We are currently accepting submissions. We are also looking for art to compliment the poems. Please send your submissions of poems, essays and/or art.

        *(the deer's song)
         my shining horns

         From 'Ten Chippewa (Ojiba) Songs'