Selected poems by Janine DeBaise (Click poem title to read)
Poetry Chapbook: Of a Feather
" Nature in her writing reflects the quintessential rhythms of relationship: what we yearn for and what we fail to become. The ephemeral quality of longing rubs up against the enduring characteristics of something deeper. When DeBaise writes 'how ridiculously human/to think/we don't need/each other,' she acknowledges our deepest ecological interdependence where there is little distinction between what we are leaving and what we are woven into."
"Janine DeBaise's lovely, bittersweet poems tell of what happens when humans of a feather can't–or won't–be together. This is an elegant arc of a book: like a wishbone."
Published by Finishing Line Press as part of the New Women's Voices Series.
Places to find Janine DeBaise's creative non-fiction
The essay "Of the Fittest" by Janine DeBaise appears in the anthology Companions in Wonder: Children and Adults Exploring Nature Together edited by Julie Dunlap and Stephen R. Kellert, published by the MIT Press.
The essay "Snake Dreams" by Janine DeBaise appears in the anthology Why We're Here: New York Essayists on Living Upstate edited by Bob Cowser, Jr., published by Colgate University Press.
Janine DeBaise has given readings in many venues. You can watch her reading poetry and talking to her audience through this link: