Contributions by Nola Garrett

Issue 15 | Summer 2014

The Relative Heart

By | Poetry

My great-great-grandfather Enos Thompson, assassinated a high-ranking member of the Know Nothing Party, then retreated to California. My family said his stories of giant redwoods, painted deserts, and mountains so high trees wouldn’t grow made politics seem unimportant. Grandpa Weed was a certified chicken thief, spent 30 days (along with Uncle Morris) in the Crawford …