At the Bigfoot conference, a man
demonstrated typical calls,
howling and grunting into the woods.
People circled, listening, rapt,
all eager to see what wasn’t there.
Vivian Wagner teaches English at Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio. She’s the author of a memoir, Fiddle: One Woman, Four Strings, and 8,000 Miles of Music (Citadel-Kensington), and a poetry collection, The Village (Kelsay Books). Visit her website at www.vivianwagner.net.