A standing dead tree or tree stump, especially one killed by fire.

[Origin unknown.]


US a dead tree that remains standing



Chiefly Canadian. the upright, skeletal remains of a tree killed by fire.
[1830–40; orig. uncertain]
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JOE DAVIES' short fiction has appeared widely in Canada, but also in England, Ireland, Wales, India, and the US, in such magazines and journals as Rampike, the Dalhousie Review, HCE Review, Exile, PRISM International, Foliate Oak, Grain, the Manchester Review, and previously in Queen's Quarterly.
His poetry can be found in The Antigonish Review, Room, Rattle, Rampike, The Nashwaak Review, Other Voices, PRISM International, and elsewhere.
Capilano Review, Matrix, Rampike, Prairie Fire and numerous other
Jesus up above, my Gran all my Thank you Gran your love and care, like you are very Love from you rampike Grace DOYLE Peggy I pray you're peacefully and over me while apart.
My sister, my love: The intimate story of Skyler Rampike. Joyce Carol Oates.
Since 1979 he has edited Rampike, an international journal of contemporary art and writing.
JOE DAVIES' FICTION HAS APPEARED IN THE New Quarterly, Stand, the Missouri Review, Rampike, Crannog, Planet: The Welsh Internationalist, and previously in Queen's Quarterly.
His writing appears in Queen's Quarterly, Rampike, The Globe and Mail, Relix and The Dalhousie Review.
His poems have been published in Rampike, Pottersfield Portfolio,
published in Rampike, Pottersfield Portfolio, The Dalhousie Review,
Dalhousie Review, Descant, Grain, London Magazine, Rampike, Sentence and
His poems journey through an architecture of glass and the rampikes of cityscapes in search of intimacy, connectedness, and that which is, at its core, human.