Maria Hummel
The Tree

which was 

in equal parts 
earth and sky 

is now in equal parts 

house and fire

Found In Volume 42, No. 06
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Maria Hummel
About the Author

Maria Hummel is the 2013 winner of theAPR/Honickman First Book Prize for her collection House and Fire. Her poetry and prose have appeared in PoetryNew England ReviewNarrativeCreative Nonfiction,  and The Open Door: 100 Poems, 100 Years of Poetry Magazine. She is also the author of two novels: Motherland (Counterpoint, 2014) and Wilderness Run (St. Martin’s, 2003). A former Wallace Stegner Fellow, she teaches at Stanford University and lives in San Francisco with her husband and two sons.