David Shumate is the author of three books of prose poetry, High Water Mark (2004), The Floating Bridge (2008), and Kimonos in the Closet (2013), all published by the University of Pittsburgh Press. His poetry has also been anthologized in The Best American Poetry and elsewhere. He lives in Zionsville, Indiana, and teaches at Marian University.
Mangos | Talking Animals | Bringing Things Back From the Woods
We did not have mango trees back home on the prairies. The climate and soil conditions were not conducive to that