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My poem “Nesting” is now published in the June issue of Bird’s Thumb, a delightfully quirky journal that showcases emerging writers. I’m completely charmed by their logo design, and consistently enjoy the work they feature, so I’m extra pleased the editors have chosen to feature my poem! I hope you’ll check out the issue … and stay to browse the journal’s excellent archive! My own poem in Bird’s Thumb is about, among other things, robins.

A couple other of my bird poems have been published: for Sandhill Cranes, check out my award-winning poem “Wedding Anniversary” in The New Quarterly and for White-crowned Sparrows check out “Natural Behaviours” in Word and Colour.

Since I’m talking about birds already (I often am), I’ll mention that a pair of Black-billed Magpies are raising their very noisy young in our backyard here and it is amusing to watch the fledglings learn to fly–their tail feathers haven’t grown in completely yet and the birds’ bodies seem plump and fluffy and so with their too-short tail feathers they are altogether endearingly clumsy.

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