Christopher Cokinos

Christopher Cokinos

Later, I learned that our forgetting of the parakeet had begun even before the species was extinct.More Christopher Cokinos quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I read, for the first time, of the Carolina Parakeet-a North American parakeet whose green, yellow and reddish-orange plumage appeared vivacious and altogether quite wonderful. As stunning as I found the hawk-chased conures, this bird astounded me even more. That the Carolina Parakeet was extinct simply added to my amazement.More Christopher Cokinos quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
That I had never heard of such a bird did not surprise me.... But others more experienced also did not know of the Carolina Parakeet. The more I spoke of the bird, the more it seemed that, somehow, its existence had been a chimera. Admittedly, my survey was small and unscientific, but intelligent people who could reel off the names of various dinosaurs and identify sparrows at epic distances could not name the forgotten parakeet. I realized, forcefully, what I suppose I knew abstractly: Histories, like species, can go More Christopher Cokinos quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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