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Jan Chronister

Jan Chronister  Jan Chronister lives and writes in the wood near Maple, Wisconsin.  Her chapbook 'Target Practice' was published in 2009 at the University of Wisconsin.
She has a full-length collection of poems coming out in the fall of 2018.
For more background and publications, please see www.janchronisterpoetry.wordpress.com

Jan's microchap & selected poem are available below. 

Origami Microchap

Selected Poem(s)

From Seed  


Jan Chronister CVR From Seed

Cover collage by Jan Keough



Natural Order 

Words march across the page
in Times New Roman 12
address me in second person
use contractions
run on without commas.
Outside the flowers are at ease
between bulb and tuber,
tulips fade
wait for lily and iris
to take command.
I’m following orders
trying to close the door
on school. The garden
declares its independence
and blooms whether I’m there or not.

Jan Chronister © 2018