I’m very happy to have a poem in the issue 15, volume 8 edition of Switchback, a publication of the Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program of the University of San Francisco.
This poem was written in Matthew Dickman’s poetry workshop at The Attic Institute in Portland, Oregon. The main focus of this particular workshop was The Ode. This assignment was to write an ode about a childhood place that was significant to the poet. I chose to write about being a child in a Southern California neighborhood, and more specifically about the life of/lives contained in the backyard.
The poem can be read here.