In the Distance the Unapproachable

Janet McCann


to launch the whole self toward the whirling


which even after so many years

           of nonexistence,

still pulls us




Janet McCann has taught at Texas A&M University since 1969.  Journals publishing her poems include Kansas Quarterly, Parnassus, Nimrod, Sou’wester, New York Quarterly, Tendril, Poetry Australia, and McCall’s.  A 1989 NEA Creative Writing Fellowship winner, Janet has  won three chapbook contests, sponsored by Pudding House Publications, Chimera Connections, and Franciscan University Press.  She has co-edited two anthologies, Odd Angles of Heaven (Harold Shaw Publishers, 1994) and Place of Passage (Story Line, 2000).  Her most recent poetry book is Emily’s Dress (Pecan Grove Press, 2004).