This Week, I Read Alison Jones’s Heartwood

Image Credit: Micah Hallahan via Unsplash “Failing is fine, the best part of the heartwood is where you are going, with dead friends, passing through like falling mist,” the speaker assures the reader in Alison Jones’s chapbook, titled Heartwood.  The heartwood is the innermost part of a tree, which yields the hardest timber. In the…