In 2008, Abi Curtis’s first full-length volume of poetry, Unexpected Weather, won the Crashaw Prize. Her work is often ecological in theme. She holds up a beam of light to expose the complicated and surreal connections between the human and natural worlds.

She writes: “I’m interested in the mysteries of the natural world, and our place as humans within it. The relationship is an uneasy one: Nature can cause elation, wonderment, but also fear. I’m fascinated by how animals are incorporated into human cultural forms. Some of my poems deal with endangered animals, aiming to explore our responsibility ...


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