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A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Video: This bird-of-paradise in New Guinea sounds like something from another planet

This video from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology provides a glimpse into the world of this idiosyncratic little bird, which has proven notoriously difficult to photograph in its rugged natural habitat.

May 17, 2020 · 4 Comments

Luray Gross: Epistemology I

Before the concert, the oboe player  slipped off one red pump and slid it back on. Then  her breath filled the space with plaintive sound.  . She sat right in … Continue reading

April 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Judith A. Brice: Mourning Calls

From beyond the brume, beyond the horizon, she swims, the mallard’s mate, a wail for a call, brief before the wait for her next plaint, shortened and hoarse   From … Continue reading

September 26, 2018 · 2 Comments

Bertha Rogers: Hawk’s Reason

When the hawk leaves his tree for movement among the green, when he aims earthward, the air opens for him as if sliced by a deft knife, space disappearing into … Continue reading

June 6, 2018 · 1 Comment

Video: Female Barred Owl Vocalizing to Mate

A female Barred Owl leaves the nest for ten minutes to vocalize to her mate. Filmed in Ottawa, Ontario on May 1, 2014. The Barred Owl’s hooting call, “Who cooks for you? … Continue reading

May 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

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