Britny Cordera is a poet, nonfiction writer, and journalist who investigates the intersections between the environment, climate change, religion, culture, and ecowomanism. Cordera was a finalist for the 2020 Narrative Magazine 30 Below contest. Her poetry and nonfiction can be found or is forthcoming in Grist Fix, The New Territory, Rhino, Narrative, and PANK. She received her MFA from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. When she is not reporting or writing poetry, Cordera teaches for St. Louis Poetry Center and roller skates.
What does it mean to you to be part of a thriving ecosystem?
It means that I am part of something that is giving and that I am giving back to. It means I’ve established reciprocal bonds with the land and the community. It means that I am thriving and the people I love are thriving.