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Professor Jane Varley’s Poem Featured as “Poem of the Day”

A poem written by Dr. Jane Varley, Professor of English at Muskingum University, was recently featured as the “Poem of the Day” on the website of The Poetry Foundation, a major independent literary organization whose website boasts a large readership from throughout the nation.

The featured poem, Packing the Car for Our Western Camping Trip, originally appeared in the literary magazine Poems and Plays. The poem can be read at the Poetry Foundation's website.

Varley is the author of a memoir, Flood Stage and Rising, published by the University of Nebraska Press; a chapbook of poetry, Sketches at the Naesti Bar, with Finishing Line Press; and assisted in the writing and publication (McDonald & Woodward) of a coaching memoir with NCAA Hall of Fame fastpitch coach Donna Newberry.

She holds a Ph.D. in poetry and creative writing from the University of North Dakota and has published many poems and reviews of poetry and fiction in literary magazines. A native Iowan, she lived in the west and in the south before moving back to the Midwest, where she is chair of the English department at Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio.