Just your average nature lover trapped in Evanston (for now) who also happens to write poetry.
"I don't like being put in a box. I just make music ya know?" - Tyler the Creator
"Ain't nothing like the sound of the leaves / when the breeze penetrates these south side trees" -Sean Daley ("Sunshine" by Atmosphere)
This week on Atmosphere, Emily Jahn's poem "January Afternoons" transforms the natural world around us into powerful images that conjure up the metaphysical in the mundane, and project a dynamic inner world onto the simple and painfully beautiful scenes of everyday life.
“The encyclopedia Britannica/ Defines a cataract as containing large volumes of water/ Rushing over a precipice/ If something so characterized/ By transition can be said/ To contain anything.” Emily Jahn’s latest edition of Atmosphere gets deep into the meaning of ‘cataract’, including a beautiful and flowing description of the medical condition that might even rival the flow of one of these waterfalls. Read more here.
This week, Emily Jahn’s column Atmosphere explores the fear yet unmistakable respect that black bears awaken inside of us. Read more about these majestic beings.
Atmosphere is back this year with new work, “Just after sunset”, that transforms sunset into a time of reflection. Read more of Emily Jahn’s vision here.
Most of the trees have lost their leaves, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t still beautiful. This week, Emily Jahn describes the strength and beauty of bare trees.
Just in time for Chicago winter, this week’s Atmosphere edition describes snow in all its subtle, wondrous glory. Read more of Emily Jahn's “Definition”.
This week in Emily Jahn’s column, Atmosphere, she turns our gaze skywards with insightful prose that begins with light pollution and ends with the infinite. Art by Simona Rachapalli. Read more here.
“A thousand hearts in motion.” As per usual, Emily Jahn perspective on the natural world is both observant and introspective. This week, find out more about aspen trees.
A darker take on birds in flight. Check out ION’s new poetry column, Atmosphere, by Emily Jahn. Artwork by Emily as well.
What’s a better way to de-stress from midterms than reading some poetry about the natural world? Check out ION’s new poetry column, Atmosphere, by Emily Jahn. Artwork by Emily as well.