Apple Trees in January by M.J. Iuppa

Art Credit - PP&P Staff

Art Credit – PP&P Staff

M. J. Iuppa lives on a small farm near the shores of Lake Ontario. Her most recent poems have appeared in Poetry East, The Chariton Review, Tar River Poetry, Blueline, The Prose Poem Project, and The Centrifugal Eye, among other publications. Her most recent poetry chapbook is As the Crow Flies (Foothills Publishing, 2008), and her second full-length collection is Within Reach (Cherry Grove Collections, 2010). Between Worlds, a prose chapbook, was published by Foothills Publishing in May 2013. She is Writer-in-Residence and Director of the Visual and Performing Arts Minor program at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York.

The icy rooster below (he has a cold) is the symbol of M.J.’s and her husband’s farm, Red Rooster Farm.

Photo credit Peter Tonery.

Photo credit Peter Tonery.

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7 thoughts on “Apple Trees in January by M.J. Iuppa

  1. How excellent to be enticed into this real poem that evokes so many meanings all at once … “voile on nimble branches” … wonderful. More from this poet (and well-chosen background photo!), please.

  2. Across the road from the end of our drive is an old untended apple orchard. I see it every day when I walk out to get the mail. I’ll never look at it the same way again after reading this lovely work.

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