Paul Bunyan and the Whirlwind Mountain

Gabriel Ertsgaard

Paul Bunyan and the Whirlwind Mountain

(click on the above link to view the interactive poem)

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Gabriel Ertsgaard is an English lecturer at Kean University. His poetry, fiction, and literary criticism have appeared in Enchanted Conversation, Soul-Lit, Contemporary Haibun Online, Haibun Today, Bewildering Stories, Eternal Haunted Summer, Representations of Nature in Middle-earth, and ISLE. He earned his D.Litt. from Drew University with a dissertation on environmental themes in an Irish legend.

Editor’s Notes: The rhyming narrative poem (~1300 words), which follows an aabccbbscheme, is an interactive poem with multiple story lines. Follow the story in the uploaded HTML version; return to the beginning and follow the other options. Abstract fractal art (Pinterest) complements this adapted story about Paul Bunyan.

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