Solving for What Will Remain


“I do not weep at the world I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife.”
– Zora Neale Hurston



“Golden One” by Lyndia Radice, section image for Waves: A Confluence of Women’s Voices


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This World I Want You to Save
[each title is a link to the individual work]


Black Cat in a Field by Beverly Lafontaine
The Laughing Place by Tara L. Masih
Some Rough in the Hand, Some Smooth by Marge Piercy
Airy Humus by Lynn Tudor Deming
Saint Flower by Ann L. Carter
Familiar by Sue Churchill
Snake Molting by Lora Keller
Look for Raven Pairs Flying in a Pre-Mating Ritual by Karen Skolfield
The Cows by Elizabeth Jacobson
Snake Pit by Berwyn Moore
Greenman by Maureen McQuerry
Jaguar Foretells His Own Extinction by Suzette Bishop
Break Beauty by Lisbeth Davidow
“Look at that, you son of a bitch” by Peg Duthie
At the Interface by Renée E. D’Aoust
Keep Calling My Name: Frogs, Circles and Climate Change by Jocelyn Edelstein
There’s No Place Like Home by Rebecca Hart Olander
Vanishing Point by Melissa Grossman
At Butcher’s Slough by Simona Carini
Cathartidae by Lynn Tudor Deming
Perfect Kernel by Mary Stike
Glide by Ginny Mahar
Coastline Forecast: February by Claudia McGhee
The Voyage Out: A Poem by Marian O’Brien Paul
Swash Zone by Nancy Carol Moody
Trying to Return by Sandy Gillespie
River Broken Story by Molly Scott
Valley River by Ethel Mays
Oceans by Shirley Plummer
On a Highway of the Pacific Coast by Cheryl Buchanan
Bird Women of Wells-next-the-Sea by Ingrid Jendrzejewski
Almost Awake by Molly Scott
Ama by Nikki Russian
Against the Tide by Janet Thomas
Kantan Tasi, Song of the Sea by Mary Therese Perez Hattori
Song Eater by Ruth Thompson
About the Ocean by Ginny Bitting
Echoes by Caroline LeBlanc
The Journey by Florence Gharibian
Fields of Hveen by Barbara Sabol
The Sun Does Not Set by Mai-Lon Gittelsohn
Off the Moon Path by Jane Schulman
The Way I See It by Diane Lefer
Inside the Bowl (Asaayi Lake) by Leeanna Torres
Church by Susan Austin
On the Bluff, in the Wind by Simona Carini
And When Raven Shortcuts by Carrie Nassif
When You Reach the Red by Gabriela Frank


Read the Section in Full: This World I Want You to Save




Model for a Gazebo from “The Timing of Birds” by Eleftheria Lialios


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we should have been solving for sky
we should have been solving for honeybee
we should have been solving for bird


“The Year the Sky Turned Orange” by Valerie Speedwell


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One day, a caged bird who could not be tamed will fly away, waving goodbye to
sooty earthen tales and leave no trace behind, no human scars, no despair, no bond
of fragile hearts. But in her mundane tracks, just before flying, brown dirt, slippery
songs and smudged raindrops will remain, her nectar of this life lived, this life,


“Self-Obituary: Prose-Poem” by Lopa Banerjee


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Author: A Room of Her Own

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