from Camas, Summer 2014
MARA MENAHAN paints in the style of natural history illustration. Most recently, Mara partnered with Montana Audubon, using her science illustrations to help people understand the impacts of climate change. As a student at the University of Montana, Mara studies geography and environmental studies.
Great Blue Herons feed and breed in abundance at the edges of the southern Salish Sea adjacent to the site where BILL YAKE was reading "The Unfeathered Bird" (Katrina van Gruow) when "The heron..." emerged. Bill's poems also appear in two full-length collections from Radiolarian Press (Astoria, OR), have been featured on NPR, and evidence from time to time in magazines and anthologies serving the environmental and literary communities.