Mary Quade

Mary Quade is the author of Guide to Native Beasts, published by Cleveland State Poetry Center, and Local Extinctions, from Gold Wake Press. The recipient of an Oregon Literary Fellowship and four Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards, for both poetry and creative nonfiction, she lives in northeast Ohio and teaches at Hiram College.

A Hill of Beans

The bean is the perfect lesson, capsule of seed coat / enshrouding cotyledon, the embryonic epicotyl leaves, / the radicle ready for reaching.