plant poems contributors

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Arabelle May, contributor to the Plant Poems Project (Spring '21), is an undergrad at WSU-Vancouver studying for a BA in English with a minor in Creative Writing. She

grew up adventuring between Northwest Arkansas and the Cascades of the Pacific Northwest. When she’s not writing, she can probably be found reading Joy Harjo or Ada Limón, or tending her small herb garden. She is a poetry and nonfiction intern at Blood Orange Review, and has work forthcoming in Salmon Creek Journal.

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Darcy Greenwood, contributor to the Plant Poems Project (Spring '21), loves playing with the Palouse. After living in the brick wilds of Chicago, she feels more passionate than ever about the vast, quiet beauty of her homeland, as well as the gifted creators within it. Darcy is a writer and editor for Brilliant Star, an award-winning children’s magazine, and enjoys writing everything under the literary sun. She graduated cum laude from Washington State University with a BA in Creative Writing, a minor in Digital Technology and Culture, and an Editing and Publishing Certificate. “To me, the wild edge spaces of the Palouse are sacred places of beauty, reflection, and creativity. I hope everyone will fall in love with them as deeply as I have.” 

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Liz Webb, spring/summer '21 Intern, recently completed her BA in English from Washington State University with a Major in Creative Writing. She grew up in a heavily forested and beautiful area, Cle Elum, Washington, deep in the heart of the cascades. She spent more time outside with the trees and plants than with other people and as a writer many of her pieces were inspired by the company she kept. In addition to working on the Plant Poems Project, she Interned with EcoArts on the Palouse in pursuit of an Editing and Publishing Certificate offered by the English Department.

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Aidan Barger, contributor to the Plant Poems Project (Spring '21) and Fall '20 intern, graduated with a BA in English and minored in Political Science. His hometown is East Wenatchee, Washington. He loves writing poems, especially ones which try to evoke a strong sense of place, as exhibited in this series of Haibun Postcards. “EcoArts fascinates me because it shines a light on bioregional aspects of the Palouse which are easily overlooked but tremendously important. I want to learn more about this unique space and the organisms (specifically insects!) which inhabit it.”