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Life List


Life List, a series of poems engaging with birds written by BIPOC poets, is curated by Senior Editor Sean Hill. Each poet has also written an accompanying Field Note. Hill, a Black poet, writes of the series, “As a writer of color, the presence of nature, particularly birds, in my work is questioned by some readers. Given the times we’re living through and the struggles we’re having being seen, I wanted to create an aerie from which these kinds of poems could fly out into the world.”

Jennifer Chang
Two Poems
Field Note

Michael Kleber-Diggs
“Postcard to Sean”
Field Note

Cover image: “islands,” by James Everett Stanley