“Ex­tinc­tion Son­nets,”

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“Poetry en­gages peo­ple emo­tion­ally in a way that facts about ex­tinc­tion rarely do. Poetry is short, but it de­mands quite a bit of fo­cus. We live in a world where peo­ple are del­uged with words, and they tend to skim ev­ery­thing. They read a ton of stuff, but none of it sticks. I think if peo­ple take the time to let them­selves be moved by a poem, it can reach a very deep level that sta­tis­tics about en­dan­gered species can’t. I think what poetry does is make you stop, pay at­ten­tion, and read slowly.”

Su­san Glick­man’s next book, the poetry col­lec­tion What We Carry, will be re­leased in 2019.

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