My poem “Hemlock at Ten” is just out in vol. 4, Issue 4, Winter 2016 of CATAMARAN Literary Reader. This is a glossy, magazine-sized journal that I first encountered in Barnes and Noble a couple of years ago. The format with its beautiful artwork, often full-page sized, and plenty of white space around the poems and stories, attracted me visually. The imagistic quality of the pieces included drew my imagination. I though to myself then, “I sure would love to have a poem in here!” The poem they accepted is based on a childhood memory of climbing a tree. I was not an adventurous child, but when my friend enticed me, I followed her up what I recall as a giant hemlock. I was terrified and terribly excited at the same time. And when she finally coaxed me down. I was never the same. I hope I captured this moment that even after more than 50 years, I cannot forget.