Gathering Visions of the End of the World
Everyone talks about sea levels and temperatures rising, but there's also the more tangible inevitability of the soil running out.
Getting lost in your own town!
Virginia Marshall is a writer and radio producer living in Brooklyn, New York. She has worked as a news producer at WBUR, a book review editor at The Harvard Review and, currently, as writer and producer of Brooklyn Public Library’s podcast, Borrowed. She tweets @vrosemarshall.
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