ALIENATION (THE TRANSFERRING OF TITLE OR OF INTEREST)
Accounts were ignition sources
from within their own perimeter,
but in recent months, climate
without change reduced
the spread of public attention
A media agent increased persistence
but there were no linkages
between abatement and refugia
and park status dropped
below natural levels
The lawsuit may have referred to
the next largest remnant, properties
sorted by size, scattered matrices,
the formation of a complex
as well as the countless gaps
Criterion A: The wood turtle
taken on a voluntary basis
Criterion B: The two-lined salamander
plotted as two single bars
Text created from the following article: Anand M., Leithead, M., Silva, L., Wagner, C., Ashiq, M, Cecile, J., Drobyshev, I., Bergeron, Y., Das, A. and Bulger, C. (2013) The scientific value of the largest remaining old-growth red pine forests in North America. Biodiversity Conservation 22(8): 1847-1861
"Alienation (The Transferring of Title or of Interest)" from A New Index for Predicting Catastrophes. Copyright © 2015 by Madhur Anand.
Reprinted by permission from McClelland & Stewart/Penguin Random House Canada.
Previously published on Lemon Hound.
Madhur Anand, a poet and a professor of ecology and environmental sciences at the University of Guelph, where she mixes poetic and scientific approaches to articulating current and impending crises
An anthology of creative works devoted to the climate crisis and climate justice.
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