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between the cranes and the green

in late winter or early spring between the cranes and the green the brown world warms and wakens. in a single morning, wheeling and crying, a hundred thousand sandhill cranes take to the sky, create their own north wind, and … Continue reading

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an echo

i am an echo a pause an expectation. i am changed and changing. a seed, a star, soil, the space between stars. i am dna, history, a particular education, a set of leanings, a fire. i am often in motion. … Continue reading

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the bones of this land

i grew up on a mining claim in the mountains of central arizona. bear with me. i grew up in a nice-enough house on the poor side of a small town in the mountains of central arizona. i walked to … Continue reading

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the perseids fall

the perseids fall. the weather breaks, sharp heat turning to sudden wind and sometime rain. i stand at the kitchen sink, scrubbing what remains of your life. a photo of the most beautiful work your hands ever made. the thing … Continue reading

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the heat of this night

i stand in a twilit field watching the water ease in, watching flickering bats hunt mosquitoes, watching you prepare to leave again. the water seeps over dry soil, finds every fissure, pours in. the bat careens in circles, appearing and … Continue reading

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maybe this is all you get

a clip of one of the two poems I performed at this past weekend’s Albuquerque Aerialist Collective show, A Curated Exhibition of the Lost & Found. this video was taken at rehearsal the night before the show. by opening night, … Continue reading

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maps

my dad, and the girl scouts, taught me how to read a map. to interpret topography, climb a mountain, return home. to carry a compass at all times, and to use it. if you have this, you can never get … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis & Mayhem video

Metamorphosis & Mayhem poetry performance with Lisa Gill, Erin Daughtrey & Tani Arness January 24th, 2016 at Tortuga Gallery

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like the light

i am almost twilight i am almost home i am cracked by a thousand birds crossing the darkening sky. you are a silhouette you are a stormcloud you are half of every strand of DNA in my body. the storm … Continue reading

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poetry reading this sunday!

Join us for a poetry reading featuring new and collaborative work by Tani Arness Erin Daughtrey Lisa Gill and Kat Heatherington 4pm at Tortuga Gallery 901 Edith SE $5 We have a collaborative poem in four voices for the finale … Continue reading

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