“The Very Hungry Little Turtles” Published in The New Verse News

Published in The New Verse News, my poem “The Very Hungry Little Turtles” reflects on the span of one week surrounding the death of environmental activist and forest defender, Tortuguita, who was killed by police while defending an Atlanta-area forest from the development of a massive police training camp, dubbed “Cop City.” Read the poem here.

Since Tortuguita’s death, news outlets have detailed the results of their family’s private autopsy, suggesting that the activist was seated with hands raised at the time they were shot dead by police, casting further doubt on the official police narrative of the events.