Victoria Chang is a poet, writer, and editor, who has authored more than five books of poetry. Chang is a Guggenheim fellow and currently serves as the Bourne Chair in Poetry at Georgia Tech.
“The Wild Geese” from The Trees Witness Everything, copyright © 2022 by Victoria Chang. Reprinted by permission of The Permissions Company, LLC on behalf of Copper Canyon Press: www.coppercanyonpress.org.
Image: Andrea Mott for USGS Western Ecological Research Center, “Tule White-Fronted Geese Flying Over Summer Lake Wildlife Area,” 2021. Licensed under public domain.
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.