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Liz Moran: Telling the Bees (for JoAnn)

Your emptiness
depends upon the bees.

June 22, 2020 · 1 Comment

Ellery Akers: Our Grief for the Earth is Hidden

When I was born
I thought I’d be taken from the earth
I didn’t think the earth would be taken from me

March 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

Judith Vollmer: House Spiders

Maya, weaver of illusions,
how is it we trust the web, the nest,
the roof over our heads, we trust the stars
our guardians who gave us our alphabet?

October 30, 2019 · 1 Comment

Luke Kemp: Civilisational collapse has a bright past – but a dark future

Is the collapse of a civilisation necessarily calamitous? The failure of the Egyptian Old Kingdom towards the end of the 2nd millennium BCE was accompanied by riots, tomb-raids and even cannibalism.

May 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

David Ades: The Storm’s Dark Edge

There is nothing to be seen in the sky: white, an unpainted canvas, it keeps its secrets to itself.   Notice, though, the wind’s fierceness,   the waves already crashing … Continue reading

August 2, 2018 · 1 Comment

Deborah DeNicola: The Evening News

It’s another option if you’re ruling out suicide— Ruin rents the land and vermillion limns the fire. Wires scorch down the spines of weight-bearing walls. Rain rusts dull as a … Continue reading

July 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

George Monbiot: In Memoriam

As our wildlife and ecosystems collapse, remembering is a radical act. It felt as disorientating as forgetting my pin number. I stared at the caterpillar, unable to attach a name … Continue reading

July 8, 2018 · 1 Comment

Jessica Corbett: ‘Ecological Armageddon’ — Warnings From Scientists as Flying Insects Disappear

As new report shows flying insect population plunged by 76 percent, author predicts “our grandchildren will inherit a profoundly impoverished world.” A new study published Wednesday, revealing populations of flying … Continue reading

October 20, 2017 · 1 Comment

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