In Search of the Toxic Berry Patch

By Janelle Baker, McGill University § In Memory of the late “Cibomb” Clement Auger Rattling down a dusty oil field road in his little aqua truck headlights on as company safety protocols mandate Me, 8 months pregnant nervously remembering his accident last winter on the South Wabasca Lake ice in which he lost sight in one […]

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Conversations

By Meredith Root-Bernstein, Aarhus University § i. I carry home the shock of green wheat it nods as I walk.   Yesterday we saw the earth-tongues with the moss and snowdrops and last year’s old leaves. We stopped to listen.   It nods as I walk, yes, yes, all the seeds chanting and chanting.   […]

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Poetry in the Anthropocene

By Autumn Sharp, University of Kent § I’ll only ask questions I don’t want to know the answers to “Jupiter’s gravity slings long-period comets out of harm’s way, while nudging some asteroids closer to Earth. And, in 1770, Jupiter took aim on Earth – but missed.”     –Deborah Byrd for EarthSky, Nov 25, 2015 1 There is […]

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The Limpkin: A Poem and Short Essay

By Zachary Caple, University of California, Santa Cruz § The Limpkin Lover of the trashiest shorelines, the limpkin is an ibis made plainer, browner. Flecked white collar and long proboscis, it makes a living along the dock-stamped littorals and dingy canals of Florida. I got my first good look at a limpkin in a phosphate […]

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