Tom Schaefer

A forest of ferns

Reflections on Hog Island.

When Tom Schaefer served as artist-in-residence on Hog Island in 2014, he spent most days crafting chapters of Nature’s People and evenings sitting in lantern light conjuring what life was like in that very place over a century ago. While contemplating such things, Tom pulled out his poetry notebook and jotted down some verse.

A forest of ferns: Reflections on Hog Island was the most immediate product of his residency.

With the ten year anniversary of that residency coming up, Tom is pleased to announce an updated version of A forest of ferns will be released spring 2024.

Tom Schaefer's


Scroll to Top