Jorie Graham is the author of 15 collections of poetry. Her work has been widely translated and she is the recipient of numerous honors including a MacArthur Fellowship and the 1996 Pulitzer Prize.
Excerpt from “Are we” from To 2040, copyright © 2023 by Jorie Graham. Reprinted by permission of The Permissions Company, LLC on behalf of Copper Canyon Press: www.coppercanyonpress.org.
Image: Felix Andrews, “Algal Bloom in a Small Village near Chengdu, Sichuan, China,” copyright © 2005 Felix Andrews. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 2.5 Generic license.
Days of Smoke: Poets on the Climate Crisis is made possible in part through a partnership with Battery Park City Authority and in collaboration with the Poetry Coalition’s 2023 program theme, “And so much lost you’d think / beauty had left a lesson”: Poetry and Grief. Special thanks to curator Ryan Mita; Abby Ehrlich and JP Diaz at the Battery Park City Authority; Fred Courtright at The Permissions Company and Robert Shatzkin at W.W. Norton.