A Shock of Recognition


Jim Ballowe is the Center for Humans and Nature’s “Artist of the Month” for August 2018. CHN communications director Jeremy Ohmes recently sat with Jim to ask him about his poetry, particularly why and how he draws inspiration from the natural world. Here’s what Jim had to say, followed by a selection of five poems (with audio readings by Jim) that explore the way the built environment is entangled with the “grackle-scrambled sky” over our homes and in our imaginations.

“Poetry is a way to encapsulate a drama. There is nothing more dramatic to me than what…


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