This October, my partner and I had a few days of particularly good birding in southeast Arizona. Parker wrote up a trip report of his blog, Birds Make Sound. His post also features some of my photos from the trip.
New words up today on Essay Daily!
…I had been working on an essay about fragments: fragments of bone, fragments of light, and what the space between these fragments can embody. I’m learning to pay attention to these spaces. A lot can happen in the subtext, in the distance between things, in the space of what is left out, in the time between December 21st and March 16th…
Published this week in the lovely Winter issue of Hawk & Whippoorwill
…Because I could descend
in the chasm of dissolution
between the layers of sandstone
to where life is pressed like petals,
I began to sense the land’ s lungs
beneath the soil, see the hardness of the desert
and understand that here,
life is not to be presumed…
Published today in Issue 6 of Sky Island Journal
My first gasp was over the wide Sheepscot River,
mama panting in the speeding car,
holding me in…