Last week, I was glad to have listened in on a stirring session of ecopoetic readings hosted by UC Dublin called, ‘Writing in the Pause’, after the current issue of Plumwood Mountain, An Australian Journal of Ecopoetry and Ecopoetics (Vol. 7 no. 2, ed. J. Skinner). This was led by Jonathan Skinner, who himself read along with Ian Davidson, Ghazal Mosadeq, and James Thomas Stevens.

The issue also features four of my own contributions, written last spring during Coronavirus lockdowns in Izmir, Turkey; and I am very honored to have the poems sit in good company. Among them is the following, which concerns the balcony where I spent much of the lockdowns:


In Balconies

from
many
floors
down
the

scent
of
the
earth

lifting
many
floors
up

the
rain


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