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Poets

Chip Dameron

Chip Dameron is the author of eight collections of poetry, including China Sketchbook (Virtual Artists Collective, 2016). His poems, as well as his essays on contemporary writers, have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies in the U.S. and abroad.  A two-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize and a member of the Texas Institute of Letters, he was a recent Fellow at the Dobie Paisano Ranch.
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The author thanks the Dobie Paisano Fellowship Program for its generous support.

 

 

 


Chip's Origami microchap & selected poem(s) are available below.  Download the single-page microchap by clicking the title.  To read the selected poem, also click the title.

Origami Microchap

Selected Poem(s)

At Paisano Ranch

 

Cover: Buddha Texas Tree by Lauri Burke
 
 The author thanks the
Dobie Paisano Fellowship Program
for its generous support.
Every Origami Microchap
may be printed, for free,
from this website.
 

Grasses

A litany of grasses,
a song across
rocky meadows:

sideoats grama
plains lovegrass
blue grama

yellow Indiangrass
silver bluestem
Alamo switchgrass

little bluestem
Texas grama
big bluestem

sand dropseed
King Ranch bluestem
inland sea oats—

forage for cattle
and hungry minds.
Chip Dameron © 2016

 

 

 

 

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