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A prizewinning poet and nature writer weaves together natural history, biology, sociology, and personal narrative to tell the story of the lives, habitats, and deaths of six extinct bird species.
Christopher Cokinos, former president of the Kansas Audubon Council, is an award-Żwinning writer and poet, and an assistant professor of English at Utah State University, as well as the founding editor of Isotope: A Journal of Literary Nature and Science Writing. He has been the recipient of the Whiting Writers-' Award, the Glasgow Prize for Emerging Writers in Creative Nonfiction, and the Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award. He has won fellowships and grants from the National Science Foundation, the American Antiquarian Society, and the Utah Arts Council. His nonfiction, reviews, and poetry have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Orion, Science and Poetry.
Table of Contents
|The Carolina Parakeet|
|The Forgotten Parakeet||p. 7|
|Hope in a Cage||p. 44|
|The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker|
|In Search of the Lord God Bird||p. 61|
|The Heath Hen|
|The Fire Birds||p. 121|
|A Phoenix on the Vineyard||p. 168|
|The Passenger Pigeon|
|The Dark Beneath Their Wings||p. 197|
|The Boy and the Pigeon||p. 228|
|Martha's Story||p. 258|
|The Labrador Duck and the Great Auk|
|The Strangest Sea||p. 281|
|In a Northern Gulf: Journey to Bird Rock||p. 305|
|Selected Bibliography||p. 351|
|Art and Text Credits||p. 357|
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