this comb for the ghost’s hair
this ridgeline treeless and sheer
Maria Hummel is the author of the novels Wilderness Run and Motherland (Counterpoint, 2014) and of House and Fire (Copper Canyon Press, 2013), winner of the APR/Honickman First Book Prize in poetry. Her work was also featured in the 2012 Pushcart Prize anthology, and she was a finalist in Narrative’s Second Annual Poetry Contest. A former Stegner Fellow in poetry, Hummel lives with her husband and son in San Francisco and is a Jones Lecturer at Stanford University.
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