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Poets of Franklin County
GREENFIELD (February 5, 2015) — Northfield poet Nick Fleck's new full-length collection, "Natural Sustenance," gathers poems from over fifty years of writing. Recorder/Trish Crapo

Poets of Franklin County: Nick Fleck

Friday, February 6, 2015

Northfield poet Nick Fleck walks in the woods a lot, both here in Franklin County and in untamed areas around Moosehead Lake in Maine. His poem “Yesterday” recounts a surprise encounter with a deer while walking a “tote road,” or lumber road, through the woods in Warwick. The poem’s rhythm is steady but not stultifying. I was reminded, in fact, of the rhythm of walking and the way that rhythm remains regular overall, even as it adjusts to rocks that need to be stepped over or slopes that need to be descended or climbed. Rhymes move easily through the lines, too, never bringing them artificially … 0

‘Yesterday’ a poem by Nick Fleck

Friday, February 6, 2015

Yesterday I came to a clearing. The trail — an old tote road — I rambled without bearing. The way unhallowed passed through birch, through beech and oak where once farm folk were neither poor nor rich. The woods a skin of snow and sunlit. The straight lines of trees cast long shadows — a doe stood frozen still, her tailed swished, she … 0

Poets of Franklin County: Valentine’s Day Poetry Event at the Co-op

Friday, January 16, 2015

Maybe you love chocolate. Or you love locally cultured cheeses, oranges shipped from organic groves in Florida, or leafy green kale grown in a hilltown right around the corner. Maybe you love sitting down with a friend for a cup of coffee and a gluten-free muffin, or to partake of a warm, freshly … 0