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JD DeHart

JD DeHart is a writer and teacher. His work has appeared in Eye On Life Magazine and The Literary Yard, among other publications. His chapbook, The Truth About Snails, is available from Amazon and RedDashboard.

DeHart writes from ideas and topics that inspire him, including education, faith, and the eccentricities of life.







JD's Origami microchaps & selected poems are below.

Origami Microchap

Selected Poem(s)

Something Verdant

Cover: Grassy Green by Lauri Burke
All Origami micro-chapbooks
may be downloaded from
this website.


This is the place
I was raised, this small
the place I learned
my name, beliefs,
how to be,
to shake hands, exist
as a polite being,
This is the place
I stretched my legs
and began to walk
on the earth.
JD DeHart © 2016

Assembling the Moving Parts



Cover image from the Web


Assembling Line

it is as if they are standing
toe to toe
back to back
arranging the small colored pebbles
pretending that if they glue
them all together just right
they produce a living, thinking
whole being
but people do not grow this way
the truth is much more organic,
existential, and complicated.
JD DeHart© 2014