“LA’s State Bird, Brown Pelican, Imperiled By Oil” (Doug Kutney)

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into the oil slick
a pelican dives—
autumn dusk

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“LA’s State Bird, Brown Pelican, Imperiled By Oil” (Yahoo News)

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Poem by Doug Kutney (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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  1. Dick Whyte

    This is an amazing poem Doug. This is clearly one of the biggest fuckups of the post-indistrial age. Good to see poetic responses which start to unpack its effect in animal terms.

  2. Chen-ou Liu

    Doug, the concluding imagery deepens the mood of discontent .

    Chen-ou

  3. Laurence Stacey

    I agree with Chen-ou! The juxtaposition here is very powerful!

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