Nest is an illustrated zine by Marnie Galloway, published as a companion to her minicomic, Burrow. The main character and poetic narrator of Burrow, Isha, sings to her baby, “I was a dreaming forest tree, and you were a wild sweet bird…” which are lines from a poem by Sophie Jewett.
In Nest, Marnie reprints Jewett’s poem “To a Child,” and accompanies them with illustrations of mothers resting with their babies. Surrounding the napping family are different type of leaves, cones or mushrooms.
A thoughtful vehicle for a thoughtful poem.