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Recomposing Ecopoetics : North American Poetry of the Self-Conscious Anthropocene (Paperback) (Lynn

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In the first book devoted exclusively to the ecopoetics of the twenty-first century, Lynn Keller examines poetry of what she terms the "self-conscious Anthropocene," a period in which there is widespread awareness of the scale and severity of human effects on the planet. Recomposing Ecopoetics analyzes work written since the year 2000 by thirteen North American poets--including Evelyn Reilly, Juliana Spahr, Ed Roberson, and Jena Osman--all of whom push the bounds of literary convention as they seek forms and language adequate to complex environmental problems. Drawing as often on linguistic experimentalism as on traditional literary resources, these poets respond to environments transformed by people and take "nature" to be a far more inclusive and culturally imbricated category than conventional nature poetry does. This interdisciplinary study not only brings cutting-edge work in ecocriticism to bear on a diverse archive of contemporary environmental poetry; it also offers the environmental humanities new ways to understand the cultural and affective dimensions of the Anthropocene.

Number of Pages: 284
Genre: Literary Criticism
Series Title: Under the Sign of Nature: Explorations in Ecocriticism
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Virginia Pr
Author: Lynn Keller
Language: English
Street Date: January 16, 2018
TCIN: 52912493
UPC: 9780813940625
Item Number (DPCI): 248-49-2709
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