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the tide rises, the tide falls | an oceanic literary magazine
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with global greenhouse gas emissions climbing, we challenged poets from across the world to send us poetry that examines the way human activity is affecting the ocean. they gave us their drowning islands, their melting glaciers, their bleached coral. they gave us their hurricanes, their flooding, their erosion. they gave us their seasick. these are the eight poems selected as winners of the contest.
[ FIRST PLACE ]
on the shore our children built tombs of sand and temples of stone.
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