Jack Slocomb

Jack Slocomb

Jack Slocomb is a poet, essayist, and budding novelist of the Allegheny Mountains in Western Maryland. His identification with this landscape of the spirit finds it’s expression in his written words. He has published widely in a number of journals and magazines and released his first full length collection of poetry, “Native Tongue” (Akinoga Press, Baltimore) , last fall.

Headwater

Essay

It seems to whisper, Allegheny, Allegheny – an Algonquian expression, I remember. It translates into something akin to Eternity or Beginning of Many Waters.