Rachel Richardson

Rachel Richardson is the author of two books of poetry, Copperhead and Hundred-Year Wave. Her poetry and prose appear in the New York Times, New England Review, American Poetry Review, and elsewhere. She has been awarded NEA and Stegner fellowships, and she currently teaches in the MFA program at St. Mary’s College of California.


And then it wasn’t just plastic / at Gore Point in the Antarctic (population: 0) / but at thirty thousand feet above / the Pyrenees (population: birds) / and in the lungs of every living / lunged creature. . . .