Laura Rodley is a writer whose poetry has appeared here many times. She is also a feature writer and photographer for Country Folks, Country Grower, Mane Stream, and other publications. Some of her recent features include “UMass Cherry Bomb Ice Cream and Maple Valley Creamery” and “Cartwheels at the 147th Cummington Fair.”
When asked about the photo, Laura replies “I love all creatures–squirrels, mice, chipmunks, including a huge frog that was hanging out in a bucket of teasel waiting to be transplanted that we noticed and let loose yesterday.’
She received a Pushcart Prize for her poem “Resurrection,” (originally in The New Verse News and now in Pushcart Edition XXXVII). Her creative writing has appeared in Boston Literary Magazine, Best Indie Lit New England, Massachusetts Review, and Hunger Mountain among others.
She is editor and publisher of As You Write It, A Franklin County Anthology, a compilation of memoirs from seniors age 70 through 95. Former co-curator of the Collected Poets Series, she also teaches creative writing.
Thanks Laura Rodley for letting me share this photograph.