Every Squawk an Upbeat, a Hallelujah

Ed. note: Ellaraine Lockie is the Center for Humans and Nature’s Artist-of-the-Month for June 2019. Her poetry has appeared previously on the City Creatures Blog. We are pleased to share this selection of Ellaraine’s poems, which traces the tangled lines that connect us to the lives of our nonhuman neighbors in the city. Her poems move gracefully between the living details of inner and outer worlds, lifting out correspondences that carry readers from “the earthworm’s multiple hearts” to “the Home Depot parking lot.” Her new chapbook, Sex & Other Slapsticks, is now available.

An American Haibun

Mini-flocks of eight…

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