Jennifer Stewart Miller | The Strangers Burial Ground

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The Strangers Burial Ground: poems by Jennifer Stewart Miller, selected by Ron Mohring as Number 8 in Volume 4 of our Editor’s Series.

Publication:  May 10, 2020 [100 copies]
25 pages
ISBN 978-1-949333-66-4
$ 9.00

Jennifer Stewart Miller holds an MFA from Bennington College and a JD from Columbia University. She’s the author of A Fox Appears: a biography of a boy in haiku (2015), and her recent poetry has appeared in, or is forthcoming from, Crab Creek Review, DIALOGIST, RHINO Poetry, Sugar House Review, Tar River Poetry, and elsewhere. Her poems have received Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominations and been featured on Verse Daily.


Congregational Church Cemetery
S. Dennis, MA

Chinese Woman, 
proclaims the lichened stone–

no name–no Bathsheba,
or Keziah, or Bethia, no
Mercy, or Patience, 
or Thankful, or Hope, 

only these words:

Brought from 
Hong Cong by
Capt. Alpheus Baker Jr.

April 5, 1872
Aged 31 years–

a short, short story–
just the bare bones–

and at the base of the marble,
purple crocuses bloom.

–Thank you to Hayden’s Ferry Review for first publishing this poem.