D. E. Green's New Collection: Jumping the Median
Jumping the Median is the first collection of poems by D. E. (Doug) Green, who has been reading at venues in Northfield and the Twin Cities for many years. Green teaches literature, creative writing, composition, and gender and queer studies at Augsburg University. He has published many articles on Shakespeare, regular reviews of productions for Shakespeare Bulletin, general-interest essays, and poetry. His poem “Gratitude” won the 2017 Martin Lake Journal Bookend Prize. His poems also appear on the sidewalks of Northfield, MN, where he lives with his spouse, writer Becky Boling. Doug likes to say that he has been an occasional poet for over thiry-five years.
D. E. Green’s words meander through time, uncovering the secrets of ancestors, rejoicing in the illusions of youth, exposing the frailty of victory, and relaxing in the humor of defeat. Jumping the Median is a book that leaps over the barriers between trust and grief, longing and satisfaction, life and death. It is a collection of poems that will linger in the soul of the reader.
—Cass Dalglish, Nin and Humming the Blues
There is so much to love in this dazzling collection of poems from D. E. Green. As the poet whizzes past road signs, lazes under maple trees, navigates office politics, and glides past the pool lifeguard, readers will thrill at moving in and out of these at once familiar and unfamiliar worlds. Brimming with lyrical language and keen insight, Jumping the Median is a must-read for both newcomers and long-time fans of Green’s work.
—John S. Garrison, associate professor of English, Grinnell College
Jumping the Median is available directly from Encircle Publications and can also be ordered through your local bookstore.