Three Video Poems by Bill Yake

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The Tree as Verb


Praising the Fish


Feeding, the whales of Hecate Strait




Bill Yake has published two books of poetry – This Old Riddle: Cormorants and Rain (2003) and Unfurl, Kite, and Veer (2010) both from Radiolarian Press – as well as several chapbooks, most recently The Islands at the Edge of the World (2012, Scatter Creek Press). His poems show up in magazines and anthologies serving the environmental and literary communities, including Wilderness Magazine, Anthropology and Humanism, Open Spaces Quarterly, Fine Madness, Rattle, and ISLE . Recent tree-inspired poems have been featured in an essay in Poetry, in Robert Krulwich’s NPR Science Blog, on Seattle’s NPR station, and in Between Earth and Sky, a book by the renowned instigator of forest canopy research, Nalini Nadkarni. One has even inspired innovative fabric art.

Header photo by Simmons B. Buntin.

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