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Thoreau's Umbrella is a sequential collection of poems which follow the life of Henry David Thoreau, inferring and interpreting significant moments - a verse biography.

About the Author

Along with Thoreau’s Umbrella, Janice Miller Potter has published the poetry collections Meanwell (Fomite, 2012) and Psalms in Time (Finishing Line, 2008).  Her poems appear widely in journals, including Poet Lore, Chiron Review, Connecticut Review, Worcester Review, Adirondack Review, Bloodroot, Northern Woodlands, Sow’s Ear, Snowy Egret, Words & Images, roger, Café Review, The Salon, Aurorean, Blueline, The Fourth River, Blue Collar Review, Ruah, Christian Science Monitor, Larcom Review, Dusty Dog, and The Pittsburgh Quarterly which awarded her its Sara Henderson Hay Prize in 2005.  Her poems have been anthologized in Birchsong: Poetry Centered in Vermont; Gathered: Contemporary Quaker Poets; Overtime: Punchin’ Out with the Mill Hunk Herald and elsewhere.  Her Arthurian long-poem, “The Swans of Camelot,” is part of The Camelot Project of the University of Rochester.  Formerly an instructor of literature and writing at Rhode Island College, she lives in Cornwall, Vermont.