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...
Glass Jar | A Poem by James Scott Smith

Glass Jar | A Poem by James Scott Smith

Glass Jar by James Scott Smith, from the collection The Expanse of all Things After the divorce and in the throes, I walked along the beaches of Southern California sunset after sunset. I collected stones and shells that I have kept in a hand blown glass jar I found...