Trees and Other Creatures
Coming Summer 2021.
Both poets and non-poets will be delighted by the poems in this collection; they are approachable and thought-provoking, some might even say, "genially subversive." In Trees and Other Creatures, Teresa Scollon deftly loosens the boundaries between ourselves and those who share our world. Her layered vignettes explore the spirits of the animate and inanimate - chickens, dogs, a trumpeter, trees, a sofa, rocks - and we are given a path of fresh imagery into the emotional complexity of living, even in the midst of chaos: "It was as if the earth had opened its lungs on the ground before us: a rainforest..."
"…These are poems from a heart tenderized by deeply sharing in the suffering—and the joy—of all living beings. I feel as if she's my neighbor, and also the sage next door. You will love these poems."