Tom Montag

These Hills


These hills,

the trees like fire.


We wish

for glory and this


is what we get.


Tom Montag lives with his wife, Mary, and four cats in the biggest red house in Fairwater, Wisconsin. He is most recently the author of In This Place: Selected Poems 1982¬≠2013 (a finalist for the Midwest Independent Publishers Association’s award for books of poetry published in 2014). In 2015, he was the featured poet at Atticus Review (April) and Contemporary American Voices (August). Other recent poems will be found at Hamilton Stone Review, The Homestead Review, Little Patuxent Review, Mud Season Review, Poetry Quarterly, Third Wednesday, Town Creek Poetry, and many other journals.