Empty: Post–

Katy E. Ellis grew up in Renton, Washington, and is the author of three chapbooks: Urban Animal Expeditions, Gravity (a single poem), which was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and Night Watch, winner of the 2017 Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Award. She studied writing at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada, and at Western Washington University. Her…

Enter: Post–

Katy E. Ellis grew up in Renton, Washington, and is the author of three chapbooks: Urban Animal Expeditions, Gravity (a single poem), which was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and Night Watch, winner of the 2017 Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Award. She studied writing at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada, and at Western Washington University. Her…

Spiral: Pre–

Katy E. Ellis grew up in Renton, Washington, and is the author of three chapbooks: Urban Animal Expeditions, Gravity (a single poem), which was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and Night Watch, winner of the 2017 Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Award. She studied writing at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada, and at Western Washington University. Her…

Was a Time

when I’d decided to furnish a room with marigold walls, a time when I caught the daily catamaran and hunkered starboard side to read arctic adventures. It was a good time. It was a moment, really, not expansive as it was happening but now fills me with slow maple syrup sappy sticky thinking. It was…

Then, a Robin

In our raw loss new absence burrowed quickly rearranged the loam and its ant kingdoms, the tins and buried spoons. We’d come from the beach with prayers on our lips, and a handful of shells touched by candle wax when a robin twitched the ivy wall and caught my daughter’s eye. Only the day before…