The Fourth River

Essay: “Persimmon Point,” by Lola Haskins

By on November 4, 2016

From The Fourth River, Issue 11






Lola Haskins’ essays have appeared in Visions of Florida and Wild Heart of Florida, both from the University Press of Florida. She has been on the executive committee of Florida Defenders of the Environment since 2012, and received an award from Florida’s Eden for her environmental writing. Her latest book of poetry, How Small, Confronting Morning (Jacar Press, 2016), is a collection of plein air poems about inland Florida. Previous collections include Hunger, Extranjera, and Forty-Four Ambitions for the Piano, which has just been set to music. Among her awards are two NEAs, two Florida Book Awards, the Iowa Poetry Prize, and the Emily Dickinson/Writer Magazine prize from Poetry Society of America. She recently became the first woman to be appointed Honorary Chancellor of the Florida State Poets Association. Visit her any time at