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Fernwood Press

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A not-for-profit literary imprint, Fernwood Press is named for a one-acre plot of land overlooking a meandering creek in what was an unincorporated area of Yamhill County on the easterly boundary of Newberg, Oregon, site of the state’s first Quaker meeting. Four prominent headstones mark the graves of the Brutscher and Everest families in this pioneer cemetery. It adjoins Friends Cemetery, the burial ground of the community of Quakers drawn to Newberg following the platting of the town by Jesse Edwards in 1883. As the enclave of the overland pioneers, Fernwood represents both our roots as a Quaker press and our aim to provide a home to all poets whose collections uphold and perpetuate the Quaker pursuit of corporate mysticism. Gathered together in centered silence, we might hear and experience truth. And we will be changed.

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This Week Your frail vocabulary divided in half this week. I understand being alone is too lonely. Now that you are my constant companion, I scramble to do what is to be done in the time to do it in. Unless you are asleep you are my too-tight shirt, the glove that binds, the scarf around my neck, caught in the door. Last night you said I can't wait ... I can't wait ... I can't wait to die. Every day brings a new sadness. - Peg Edera, Love is Deeper Than Distance

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