Closing the Gap Between Nature and the Self

By Margaret Renkl and Ada Limón

Produced by Kristina Samulewski

In a time of climate crisis, can poetry help us save the planet? In this audio essay, the contributing Opinion writer Margaret Renkl speaks with Ada Limón, the U.S. poet laureate, to understand how the written word can help the natural world.

(A full transcript of this audio essay will be available within 24 hours of publication in the audio player above.)

Credit…Illustration by The New York Times; photograph by Nouran Magdy / 500px, via Getty Images

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