I am excited to present this video of Ellie Onka reading her poem ‘Blood-drop in Israel’ from The Anthropocene Hymnal:
Ellie Onka has been writing poetry consistently since early 2017 and is constantly inspired by poets like Sylvia Plath, Robert Frost, E.E. Cummings, Ted Hughes, and Leonard Cohen. Onka has publications that appear in Variant Literature Magazine, Visual Verse Anthology, the Scarlet Leaf Review, and Ephemeral Elegies among others, and can be found in different writing projects such as poetry or novel collaborations. She has many cats that consider her crazy, and when she’s not writing, she is losing sleep over it.
Enjoyed the reading, what a masterful write! 💗
Thank you so much!
Thank you Tricia!
Lucy, I love this! ❤️
Aww, thank you Punam!
Thank you Ingrid for posting this! It was a wonderful opportunity. ❤️
Truthfully, I’m still not used to reading my own work aloud—but I hope with more practice, it’ll feel more natural. 😅
I have found that the more I do it, the easier it gets. Thank you for the poem and the reading Lucy 😊
To hear the poet recite the words: perfection!
Thank you, Jaya! <3 <3
I agree 😊
Wow, this a powerful piece. Ellie did a great job and she certainly is influenced by some masters. I love how this collaborative project is extending to hearing the poets’ voices. Wonderful. 💐
Aww, thank you so much Michele! 😀
You are welcome!
Thank you Michele: I think it adds another dimension to the book having the readings! ❤️
It feels very natural Lucy–your reading shows how well the words flow. (K)
Thank you, K! 😀
Such a beautiful recital💖
Thank you so much. 🙂
It was wonderful to hear the poem read!
(Do you want to be called Lucy or Ellie?)
Aww, thank you!
My real name is as Lucy, while Ellie is just a pen name I use to honor someone’s memory. You can call me whichever one, though, it’s up to you. 😀
Oh. . .I just wanted to make sure I didn’t have it entirely wrong. 😀
An awesome read. I’m so sorry Ingrid, can I still send my audio?
Yes, there’s still time, no problem!
I agree! 🩸
Aww, thank you!