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“If you like micro-poetry about creatures, you’ll like this endearing collection. It's evident that Armstrong finds joy in being a poet and observing the natural world. Stunningly beautiful, yet simple illustrations accompany these short poems.” 

~ Charlotte Digregorio, Ripples of Air: Poems of Healing 

A Trick of Living by Cara Armstrong

  • “Playful, spare, and keenly observant, Cara Armstrong's drawings touch the core of animals being themselves. Her vivid short poems, a marvel on their own, strike sparks with the images she has paired them with. Attentive, tender, alive to the shape and mystery of what is, this book is a source of nonstop pleasure.” 

    ~ Joan Larkin, My Body: New and Selected Poems 


    “Cara Armstrong has crafted an extraordinary glimpse of ‘traveling home’. An intimate environment filled with animals, flowers, everyday objects, and garden, interwoven with poetry. A book for our time of isolation, and a reminder ‘home’ is our real destination.” 

    ~ Amy Gigi Alexander, writer, editor, publisher 

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