“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.