Reading: Blood-drop in Israel by Ellie Onka

I am excited to present this video of Ellie Onka reading her poem ‘Blood-drop in Israel’ from The Anthropocene Hymnal:

Ellie Onka
Ellie Onka


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.

Featured image is by Valdis Stakle: it was intended for use in the book, but I couldn’t get the image size to look right in the manuscript. So I am sharing it here!

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31 thoughts on “Reading: Blood-drop in Israel by Ellie Onka

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  1. Thank you Ingrid for posting this! It was a wonderful opportunity. ❀️

    Truthfully, I’m still not used to reading my own work aloudβ€”but I hope with more practice, it’ll feel more natural. πŸ˜…

  2. 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. πŸ’

    1. 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. πŸ˜€

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