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Two Poems | Poetry

Two Poems | Poetry

Owning a Hawk Feather is Illegal Crows raise a ruckus on the mountain this morning, their cacophony roused by a red-tailed hawk circling too close to their nests. The crows mob and dive-bomb the raptor until it flees and the racket stops. Later, as I walk down the...
Homage to von Humbolt | Visual Art

Homage to von Humbolt | Visual Art

Homage to von Humbolt This collage featuring a fictionalized portrait of the 18th C. naturalist, Alexander von Humbolt, focuses on the topic, “Ecological entanglements and the interconnectedness of life forms, structures, nature, biology and botany.” What interests me...
Untitled | Visual Art

Untitled | Visual Art

Untitled Mixed-media. Uses text, found images, tape, paint, and plant detritus to capture a feeling. Despy Boutris’s writing has been published or is forthcoming in Copper Nickel, American Poetry Review, The Gettysburg Review, Colorado Review, The Journal,...
Fruiting Body | Poetry

Fruiting Body | Poetry

Fruiting Body Sometimes I imagine my body fodder for damp gardens, sunken in the permanent earth. I am not dead weight for trees. Sometimes a carcass is just a carcass. But the soft underside of every alive thing is an offering. Tender bellies up in surrender, supple...
These Stretchmarks | Poetry

These Stretchmarks | Poetry

These Stretchmarks These stretchmarks drink a full glass of water before bed, they want to stand up and stand out in the morning, tired of dimming their light to avoid attention. These stretchmarks don’t pretend, they leave red marks when you want to subtract...