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Daryln Brewer Hoffstot

Daryln Brewer Hoffstot

Daryln Brewer Hoffstot is a freelance writer. She has a masters of fine arts in writing from Bennington College.

A Belted Kingfisher

“From the porch at dusk I watched a kingfisher wild in flight he could only have made for joy…” —Wendell Barry (from his poem “Before Dark”)

Ode to an Ash

“When great trees fall, rocks on distant hills shudder lions hunker down in tall grasses and even elephants lumber after safety…” —Maya Angelou
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