Poet Priya Sarukkai Chabria reads from Listen: A Memoir

Priya Sarukkai Chabria’s near-future (Earth Dominion Era) is set on a denuded Earth, where the narrator speaks the diverse tongues of various species. Possibly instigated by the silence of locked-down cities, and her anguish at our exploitation of the natural world, she says this is nevertheless a magical story of hope and taking responsibility. “Because as long as there is life, there is hope,” she says.