Poet Asks, ‘Does Everything Depend Upon the Price of Oil?’ (Audio)
Posted on Jan 18, 2017
As a new climate change-denying administration looms, poet Carolyne Wright reminds readers about the blood and tears shed over petroleum for so many years. Read and listen to Wright’s powerful ghazal, a form that in and of itself locates us in one of the regions most affected by American thirst for oil.
Carolyne Wright reads her poem "Fossil Fuels Ghazal." [Poet portrait by James Parrott.]
Fossil Fuels Ghazal
“Let’s give earth time enough to tell the whole truth.”
Which leaders lie, which leaders smile,
Carolyne Wright’s most recent book is “Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace,” published in Lost Horse Press’ Human Rights Series (2015); it is the recipient of ten Pushcart Prize nominations and is a finalist in the Foreword Review’s Book of the Year Awards. Wright’s other volumes of poetry include “Seasons of Mangoes and Brainfire” (Eastern Washington UP/Lynx House Books), “A Change of Maps” (Lost Horse Press) and “Mania Klepto: the Book of Eulene” (Turning Point Books).
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