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Connie  Wanek

Connie Wanek

Connie Wanek was born in Madison, Wisconsin and attended New Mexico State University. She began publishing poetry later in life; her first book of poems, Bonfire, was released in 1997. Until then, she worked in her home of Duluth, Minnesota as a

Hartley Field
by Connie Wanek

The wind cooled as it crossed the open pond
and drove little waves toward us,
brisk, purposeful waves
that vanished at our feet, such energy
thwarted by so little elevation.
The wind was endless, seamless,
old as the earth.
Insects came