The Bouquet of the Last Direction by Frank LaRue Owen

The Bouquet of the Last Direction by Frank LaRue Owen

The Bouquet of the Last Direction by Frank LaRue Owen Winner 2017 Homebound Publications Poetry Prize  When the soul becomes unburdened it’s like a new saddle on a fresh horse. Suddenly the trail feels right again, and the strong horizon line in front of you as...
Back When – April 22, 1591 by Frank LaRue Owen

Back When – April 22, 1591 by Frank LaRue Owen

Back When – April 22, 1591 by Frank LaRue Owen Winner 2017 Homebound Publications Poetry Prize    I was sitting on a rough-hewn bench eating a meager meal in a small roadside saké shop.   A large jar of saké sat in front of me.   I ate, I sipped,...
Forest Bathing by Frank LaRue Owen

Forest Bathing by Frank LaRue Owen

Forest Bathing by Frank LaRue Owen Winner 2017 Homebound Publications Poetry Prize    There is a way of entering the forest when the breeze of the trees becomes your guide when the cool gray-green days and humid blue-green nights become your own skin where the...
The Launch of The Vanguard Podcast

The Launch of The Vanguard Podcast

The Vanguard Podcast is a bi-annual podcast of Homebound Publications featuring interviews and commentary from those at “the forefront of creativity.” Each episode, we feature intimate conversations with artists, authors, musicians, innovators, and activists who are...
Redwing | A Poem by James Scott Smith

Redwing | A Poem by James Scott Smith

Redwing by James Scott Smith, from the collection The Expanse of all Things Red Winged Blackbird sang of the expanse of all things, of the sacred emptiness of plain spaces. I walked beneath his melodic teaching three mornings as if I needed to hear it again and once...