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Alexis Pauline Gumbs is author of Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals and Dub: Finding Ceremony. She is one of the guest editors of Boston Review’s second anthology from its Arts in Society project, Ancestors.
Kemi Alabi’s Academy of American Poets First Book Award–winning Against Heaven answers generations of spiritual violence and threatened damnation with reclamation, repopulation, and a redefinition of heaven.
If many marine mammals are on the verge of extinction, it is not for lack of environmental activism, but because we are entangled in a global financial system that it does not seem possible to transform.