You Can See It from Here
Winner of the 2000 Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award
Jerry Wemple grew up in central Pennsylvania, the locale of these poems, and southwest Florida. He served in the United States Navy and worked as a newspaper reporter in Massachusetts. After an absence of many years, he has returned to the Susquehanna Valley.
“In his first book, Jerry Wemple writes from that vast space on the map between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. This region of forests, coal mines, farms, and small towns can be as hard and silent as stone, yet in his departures and returnings, Wemple makes even its bars and bigots sing. I am glad for these sometimes troubled, sometimes joyful songs. And I won’t soon forget what they’ve taught me about a place I once thought I knew.” — Julia Kasdorf)
“Arriving on the scene with wisdom, subtle craft, cool surveillance and immense heart, You Can See It from Here introduces a new poet who shows all the signs of becoming an essential voice and necessary messenger, or perhaps a recording angel –one who’s been in all the wars and measures our human ways with acute magnanimity.” — Dara Wier
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Naomi Long Madgett Award
Accepting award entries between January 2 and March 1, 2022.
Guidelines for the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award