The Middle of the Meadow – A Story and Two Poems
words & artwork by Vanessa McKiel
The middle of the meadow is a chapbook written and illustrated by author and printmaker Vanessa McKiel. In the namesake short story, a woman recalls small childhood memories which help her move through grief. The story is bookended by two poems and includes nine linocut prints of wildflowers.
As a writer and printmaker, it was very exciting for me to have the opportunity to bring both these arts together in pairing my writing with my printmaking. The chapbook format allowed for this freedom and the Little Books Collective provided valuable feedback and support.