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Viewed through the lens of the natural world, my new collection of poems explores themes of heartache, happiness, longing, loss, and rebirth.

Reviews: “I am an author and Jackie is a student in my class. I am so proud of the work she has done on this book, her poetry is beautiful, subtle, strong and with great emotion. I’ve seen all of these poems and read others, Jackie is exceptionally thoughtful and poignant in her work. I recommend it with the greatest enthusiasm. I’ve urged her to get this work out into the world so people can see it, and I doubt anyone will be disappointed. She is brave as well as talented.” – Jon Katz

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My first book of poetry, personal essays and photographs.

Poems rooted in darkness, and poems reaching toward the light; poems filled with spirit, and poems that pierce the heart: All can be found here in the author’s first-ever published collection of works. Alongside beautiful photographs and essays capturing some of the joys and struggles of rural life, the author’s words illuminate her own deeply personal experience, simultaneously revealing her connection to and profound reverence for the natural world.

“…This book is an exploration of Jackie’s connection to the land, the earth, to animals. She is the real deal and the book is a bargain. She is an essayist as well as a poet, and her range shows here in “Gone To Ground.” I recommend it highly.”   — author Jon Katz


Thoughtful, insightful and spiritual, “Gone To Ground” touches the core of your being in an meaningful way. It is an inspiring reminder of the beauty of the simplicity and humanity and the connections of the physical world in which we are immersed… Reading Ms Thorne feels to the soul like taking a deep cleansing breath.”   — Diane T.

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