Despite coming from different cultures and places, our contributors share pressing concerns. Singapore visual artist Ernest Goh and American poet Jennifer Currier are both troubled by microplastics invading our beaches, food and bodies. Poets Hibah Shabkhez (Pakistan), Amanda McLeod (Australia) and Travis Stephens (USA) change us as they take us into landscapes and histories of violence and trauma. We recycle poetry with Craig Santos Perez (Pacific Island of Guam), sing songs of blessings with Kunle Okesipe (Nigeria), soar through the falcon’s eye with Jonel Abellanosa (The Philippines), and listen for the birth of an aurora shining with Sheikha A. (Pakistan-United Arab Emirates).