Eric McKendry is a poet and artist from Crystal, Minnesota. He is an avid nature writer and his poetry is inspired by the raw beauty of the natural world along with the metal, glass and pavement of our bustling cities. He believes poetry has the power to heal, to still the mind and to help us slow everything down, as to not miss any of the small details. He is a carpenter by trade, a retired circus performer and a proud uncle. He has recently completed his first collection of poetry.