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Frances Cannon

Frances Cannon is a writer, editor, educator, and artist. She is the Mellon Science and Nature Writing Fellow at Kenyon College. She also teaches at Burlington City Arts, edits for Green Writers Press, Onion River Press, and Maple Tree Press, and she recently served as the managing director of the Sundog Poetry Center in Vermont. Cannon has taught at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, Champlain College, the Vermont Commons School, and the University of Iowa. She is the author and illustrator of several books: Walter Benjamin Reimagined (MIT Press, 2019), The Highs and Lows of Shapeshift Ma and Big-Little Frank (Gold Wake Press, 2017), Tropicalia (Vagabond Press, 2016), Uranian Fruit (Honeybee Press, 2016), Sagittaria, (Bottlecap Press, 2022), Predator/Play (Ethel Zine, 2020), and Fling Diction (Green Writers Press, forthcoming).

Fall 2023

The Fungi Hunters

By Frances Cannon

I admit to an abnormal worship of mushrooms. When I was young, I couldn’t stand to put one of the slimy, spongy, dirty morsels in my mouth, although I have […]