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"Endlings moved and changed me"

Joanna Lilley’s fifth book and third poetry collection is an attempt to honour and elegise just some of the species who no longer exist – some directly due to the actions of humans as well as others who existed long before we came along.  Endlings was published in March 2020 just as the COVID-19 pandemic was declared. You can buy a copy from Turnstone Press, from the usual online places or from your local bookshop. "We are so disconnected from nature we think it’s the economy that makes our lifestyles and lives possible. In fact it’s the complex web of nature within which we are inextricably linked and on which we are utterly dependent. When a species disappears, that complex web of life loses resilience and productivity. This book is a call to what we have lost within human memory. It’s a frightening reminder that Nature is our Mother and source of life.”  – David Suzuki " Endlings moved and changed me. Joanna Lilley’s clear vision and assured craft affirm that it’