RiTUAL. A ceremonial act ~ Rites used in the course of worship ~ The performance of ceremonial acts ~ The prescribed form of conducting the ceremony ~ A method of procedure that is followed without variation ~ performance with gestures, words, and objects, often in a sequestered place.

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Paige Menton

Paige Menton lives outside of Philadelphia, where she writes, tutors, teaches writing and naturalist workshops to homeschoolers, and monitors the creek in her watershed. She was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. Her poems have appeared in Kestrel, Forklift, Ohio, Matter, New South, ecopoetics, and other journals.

Trewellyn Creek

Every month for the last five years, I have monitored one section of Trewellyn Creek, a tributary of the Wissahickon Creek, for the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association. I stand at a bridge and take a photo of the same spot and record what I notice about the aquatic life, plants and animals, and erosion and sedimentation. The edge of the island in the center of the monitoring site has shifted dramatically over time as heavy rains wash chunks of it away. This little book traces that edge and its consequences for one catalpa sapling.


Also by this artist in Ritual 2019

Meander by Paige Menton Meander by Paige Menton Meander by Paige Menton
Meander    $10