Reading: No Voice Speaks by Merril D. Smith

Today’s reading from The Anthropocene Hymnal is an audio recording by poet Merril D. Smith of her poem, ‘No Voice Speaks.’ A chilling reminder of the future we may face if we continue to neglect the natural world:

‘No Voice Speaks’ read by Merril D. Smith
Merril D. Smith
Merril D. Smith


Merril D. Smith is a historian and poet. She is the author of several books that focus on history, sexuality, and gender. Her poetry and short fiction have been published most recently in Anti-Heroin Chic, Black Bough Poetry, Nightingale and Sparrow, and Fevers of the Mind. She lives in southern New Jersey, where she is inspired by walks along the Delaware River.
Twitter:ย @merril_mds
Instagram: mdsmithnj

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31 thoughts on “Reading: No Voice Speaks by Merril D. Smith

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  1. Thanks so much, Ingrid! It’s an honor to be part of this worthy project and included in this extraordinary volume. Thank you for sharing my reading.

    (One l in my name.) ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Oh Iโ€™m so sorry, I get so confused by double consonants (or lack of them ๐Ÿ˜…) let me check the post and amend itโ€ฆdoesnโ€™t help that my spellcheck wants you to have 2 โ€˜llโ€™s for some reason!

  2. What a treat to hear Merril’s voice after reading her work in blog posts! Yes. The time for significant changes in our human behavior is now. And extrapolating from how poorly our species has responded to the challenges of COVID-19 so far, I see little likelihood that we will respond as needed to ameliorate climate change. Deep sigh.

  3. I am loving these. Thanks again, Ingrid. Now I need to start the practice of turning to the poet’s page (in the book) when I listen to their words.

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