Gust – JC Niala

Despite howling wind
we still heard clear birdsong rise
from defiant trees.

JC NialaDuring the growing season of 2020-2021, JC Niala recreated an allotment in the style of 1918 in Oxford, England. She wrote poetry as part of the process and Gust is one of the poems from her forthcoming chapbook Portal which will be published in March 2022.