Of extinction is a videopoem in conversation with its source text, Elizabeth Kolbert’s “The Lost World.” An erasure poem in practice but not in spirit, the piece as a whole explores climate change, fear, comfort, loss, fossil fuels, discovery, and more.
soundtrack by Justin Linton
Holly Burdorff's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Shenandoah, Quarterly West, The Common, and Barnhouse. She earned an MFA in creative writing at the University of Alabama, where she served as Art & Design Editor for Volume 43 of Black Warrior Review. She currently lives and works near Cleveland, Ohio.
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In Memoriam: Aurelie Sheehan
* The following essay is reprinted from The Florida Review, Vol. 22, No. 2, 1997, in memory of its author, Aurelie Sheehan, who died earlier this year. The essay is followed by reminiscences from two of the magazine’s editors. Aurelie Sheehan The Orange-Fish Heart of the Avalanche I had a date with loneliness. […]