a literary journal published by the Black Earth Institute dedicated to re-forging the links between art and spirit, earth and society
Study in Gray
and rain dappled dimples,
the river current flows through
the incoming tide to
trade places with
Cris Staubach lives in Niantic, Connecticut with her dog Shadow. Her poem “Last Ferry,” won first place in the received-poem category of the Oestara Pagan Poetry contest, and was published in the Eppie [Epic] winning Oestara Anthology of Pagan Poetry. “Liam and the Seals,” her retelling of the wounded seal folktale, won first prize in the 2011 Carteret Writers Contest and was published in Shoal. Several anthologies and periodicals including Whispers of Inspiration, Sacred Stones, Tidal Basin Review, Grandmother Earth XVI, Mobius, and Voices Along the River have published her poems. She holds a Masters in Library Science from Southern Connecticut State University and worked as a children’s librarian for many years. Currently she is working on a Certificate in Environmental Citizenship through the University of Guelph in Ontario.