The Miller Aud-cast | January 28, 2021

Hello and welcome to Miller Aud-cast #5. This time on the podcast we are featuring Caitlin Gildrien’s poem “A Whale Beached on an Inland Sea.”

Caitlin Gildrien is a writer and visual designer living on a 200-year-old farmstead at the feet of the Green Mountains of Vermont, on traditional Abenaki land that was once the bottom of an ancient sea. Her work can be found in Rattle, the Rumpus, Poets Reading the News, and more. She is currently looking for a publisher for her first chapbook, Cradlesong for the End of the World.

“A Whale Beached on an Inland Sea” finds the poem’s speaker compelled to pull over to the side of the road and attend what at first appears to be a beached whale. As the vivid, affecting description deepens, the implications of this presence grow to global proportions.

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