31 Oct 2016

Recent Publications in Ecotone, The Louisville Review, and Terrain

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Thanks to the editors of Ecotone, The Louisville Review, and Terrain, where my essays and poems have recently appeared.

The Ecotone essay is titled “A Poem is its Own Animal: Poetic Encounters at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.” In it I reflect on my work as Poet in Residence at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. The essay is in Ecotone’s featured “Poem in a Landscape” series in the most recent issue (no. 21).

“Ghost-Birds” is a collaborative poem I wrote with Wendy Burk, originally written while we were artists in residence at Big Cypress National Preserve in southern Florida.  This poem is included in the Fall 2016 40th anniversary issue of The Louisville Review.

Two poems and drawings from my Bycatch collaboration with Maria Johnson—“Shovelnose Guitarfish” and “Pacific Seahorse”—are up at Terrain.

 

7 Oct 2016

Conferences and Presentations in Calgary, Portland, and Flagstaff

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I’ve been up in Canada and the Pacific Northwest giving presentations at two conferences in late September/early October: the Under Western Skies Interdisciplinary Conference on the Environment at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, and the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Meeting in Portland, Oregon.

On Saturday 10/15, I’ll be at the Northern Arizona Book Festival in Flagstaff, taking part in a University of Arizona Press reading at Barefoot Cowgirl Books, 18 N. San Francisco St., from 3-4 pm.

5 Oct 2016

Climate Change Interview

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screenshot-2016-10-31-06-47-21Leading into the University of Arizona Poetry Center’s series on Climate Change & Poetry, I was interviewed about climate change. Read the interview here.

28 Aug 2016

Speedway & Swan Radio Show

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I had the pleasure of co-hosting the Speedway & Swan Radio Show with the incomparable Brian Blanchfield last week. If you didn’t catch it on KXCI radio in Tucson, you can listen to it here online, archived at the Poetry Center.

Speedway & Swan Radio Show

Here’s the description of the show:

Poet and geographer Eric Magrane joins host Brian Blanchfield for an episode of poetry of place, past pastoral, off the map, crossing a threshold, or aground in the borderlands. Featuring poetry by C. S. Giscombe, Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, John Pluecker, Alberto Blanco, Marianne Moore, David Schubert, Linda Hogan, Robert Smithson, Richie Hofmann, and Alberto Rios.

With musical selections by Lou Barlow, Xenia Rubinos, Paul Simon, Passion Pit, and more.

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SPEEDWAY & SWAN is a fortnightly, one-hour free-format radio program that presents contemporary poetry against a context of variously compatible and offbeat musical selections.  Culling from the exceptional libraries of his partners, the University of Arizona Poetry Center and KXCI 91.3 Tucson Community Radio, creator and host Brian Blanchfield is joined in conversation each episode by a rotating guest co-host who brings to the hour a selection of poetry from his or her personal canon, which, along with the freshest and best from the “new shelves,” they read live.

 

21 Jul 2016

What Will Stand in ACME International Journal of Critical Geographies

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A new publication, including scores and sound files, is included in the latest issue of ACME International Journal of Critical Geographies. You can access it here at ACME or here at academia.edu.

Magrane, E., W. Burk, and E. Quin-Easter. 2016. What will stand: Songs from (F)light, a collaborative borderlands song cycle. ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies 15 (2): 482-510.

(F)light: a borderlands song cycle is a creative response to migration. We wrote and composed the cycle of nine songs in relation to two particular borders: those between Arizona, United States and Sonora, Mexico; and Maine, United States and New Brunswick, Canada. The songs address borders, geopolitics, mobility, emotion, and narrative. We briefly contextualize our collaboration on (F)light and then share three songs from the project, as scores and as sound files performed by Women in Harmony, a women’s chorus in Portland, Maine.

(The sound files can be accessed either by clicking on the icons on the top of the scores if viewing the pdf in Adobe, or through clicking on the supplementary files on the right side of the ACME console.)

31 May 2016

Poetry and Climate Change at Hotel Congress: Wednesday, July 20, 2016

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At the Copper Room of Tucson’s Hotel Congress on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Whitman Circle: Poetry and Climate Change Event

 

29 May 2016

Bycatch poems and drawings in Zócalo and Coordinates Society Magazine

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Early poems and drawings from Bycatch appear in April’s Zócalo and at the new online Coordinates Society Magazine.

Shame-faced crab in Zócalo

Shame-faced crab in Zócalo

Bycatch is a co-produced art-science project that combines geohumanities, political ecology, poetics, art, and marine ecology to creatively respond to the shrimp trawling industry in the Gulf of California. “Bycatch” refers to everything captured that is not the target species, so in this case, everything that is not shrimp. Approximately 87% of the weight of catch by shrimp trawlers is made up of 225+ species of bycatch fish, invertebrates, and turtles. The majority of shrimp caught in the industry is sold in the U.S.

I am collaborating with marine biologist and illustrator Maria Johnson on this project as part of the Next-Gen 6&6 Art + Science initiative. The field work for this collaboration has included overnight trips aboard shrimp trawlers off of Bahía de Kino, Sonora.

See more on Bycatch on the project website.

3 Apr 2016

Essay Daily Interview & Two Reviews

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Some new press on The Sonoran Desert: A Literary Field Guide:

The Sonoran Desert: A Literary Field GuideThe Literary Field Guide: A Q&A with Eric Magrane and Chris Cokinos in Essay Daily

Also, see reviews in Fine Books & Collections and Story Circle Book Reviews.

Upcoming events are here.

 

 

 

4 Mar 2016

A Celebration of the Poetry and Natural History of the Sonoran Desert

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This Sunday, March 6 at the Desert Museum!

RSVP Here.

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22 Jan 2016

rout/e ~ footpress poems

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A few of my poems (“the sky: to a bird” and “the sky: frames”) are published along a trail at Baxter Conservation Area in Ontario, Canada, thanks to Chris Turnbull and her footpress. Thrilled to be included in this cool project. It looks like one of them is inside a tree.

June 2016 update on how the poems are weathering Baxter.

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