Catkins and samaras litter the length of the paved bike path lined with maples, hickories, pines, and oaks. This cool May morning, no one else walks the yellow dashed line, but birds—hidden in their sky-high offices—continue the celebration.
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is a writer and visual artist. He is the author of two poetry collections: Aaron Caycedo-Kimur a , which won the 2020 Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition, and the full-length collection Ubasute Common Grace, forthcoming from Beacon Press in Fall 2022. His honors include a Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship in Poetry, a St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award in Literature, a Best New Poets anthology nomination, and a Best of the Net Anthology nomination. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Journal, RHINO, upstreet, DMQ Review, Poet Lore, The Night Heron Barks, and elsewhere. Aaron earned his MFA in creative writing from Boston University and is also the author and illustrator of Text, Don’t Call: An Illustrated Guide to the Introverted Life (TarcherPerigee, 2017).