The Artemas Poems
A series of linked, narrative poems, The Artemas Poems focuses on the sojourns of a man who wanders the woods and small towns of a place not unlike central Pennsylvania. It is published by Finishing Line Press. Click the link below to order a copy.
Jerry Wemple's new collection, The Artemas Poems, is a chiseled work of depth and clarity. Artemas, the speaker, relates his life from morning to dark, and from youth to old age and "Beats/his breast as the acolyte rings treble bells." In "Artemas Lives," a poem toward the end of the collection, there's this: "Artemas lives in the hearts of all of us." Yes. It is a deep and resonant collection and a joy to read throughout.
Harry Humes, author of The Butterfly Effect