Annelyse Gelman Poems

Annelyse Gelman is the author of Everyone I Love Is a Stranger to Someone. She works as both a poet and artist, and her work has appeared in a number of prestigious publications, including The New Yorker and BOMB Magazine. 

The Climate

by Annelyse Gelman

‘The Climate’ by Annelyse Gelman is a powerful piece about the climate crisis. It is seen through an approaching wave and metaphorical beachgoers’ negligence.

It was like watching a wave approach

from a great distance, so great


that at first it is not a wave at all, but

a mere horizon, static and singular,

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