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Selected Poems

Author Biography

Carsten Smith-Hall is Professor of Forest-People Relationships at the University of Copenhagen. He is Director of the Sustainable Tropical Forestry Program and the Forest and Nature for Society PhD Program. He enjoys doing fieldwork during the monsoon. His non-science texts have appeared in the Yellow Chair Review and La.Lit.


These poems were written shortly after the April 25, 2015 earthquake in Nepal. Many men and women who helped my research team with our research—which focused on the economic importance of environmental products to rural livelihoods in Gorkha District—were killed. Several medicinal and aromatic plant traders we had just interviewed for another ongoing research project—focused on transiting to ‘green growth’—also died in the natural disaster. These poems are for them and their country.

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