“Tidal Flats” chapbook by Christien Gholson, BA ’00

Bryn Mill Pipe, Swansea Bay, Photograph by Christien Gholson

Mudlark (Issue 63) , “Tidal Flats.” 

It is a long poem (25 sections, written in Swansea, Wales, between 2009 and 2011).

There are many threads within the poem, but one of the main threads is: how does the human mind absorb something as vast as climate change? There is an introduction that explains how the poem developed and what it is about.

One of the sections hearkens back to my time at Naropa, in Andrew Schelling’s Eco-poetry class, when we went on a tour of Rocky Flats (before it was turned into a combined superfund site and wildlife refuge).

Thanks and peace, Christien Gholson (Alumnus, ’00)

Bio: I am the author of a novel, A Fish Trapped Inside the Wind (Parthian Books, 2011) and two books of poetry, On the Side of the Crow (Hanging Loose Press, 2006) and All the Beautiful Dead (Bitter Oleander Press, 2016).