Lifting the Turtle

Searching for the forms that best fit our lives, Lifting the Turtle explores the idea of community, how we might find it—in places, people and poetry—but also how it can damage and ostracize. In verse humane and honed, J.D. Scrimgeour balances the tension between our sense of being the outsider looking in and our desire for connection.

About J.D.

J.D. Scrimgeour is a writer who lives in Salem, Massachusetts. His personal essays and poetry often focus on class and education, exploring what constitutes authentic learning in the exchange between student and teacher....

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