Tamiko Beyer–poet, editor, and strategist–is the author of Last Days and We Come Elemental. Her poetry has been published widely.
Excerpt from “Equinox” from Last Days, copyright © 2021 by Tamiko Beyer. Reprinted by permission of Alice James Books: www.alicejamesbooks.org.
Image: Charles J. Sharp, “Spanish Sparrow Flock in Flight, Extremadura, Spain,” copyright © 2022. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 4.0 International 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.