29 Aug 2015

Place-Relation Ecopoetics: A Collective Glossary

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Northwestern U.S. Forest Fire Smoke Sunset, 8/24/15 (Pullman WA). Photo by Linda Russo

Northwestern U.S. Forest Fire Smoke Sunset, 8/24/15 (Pullman WA). Photo by Linda Russo

Over at Jacket 2, Linda Russo has compiled a collective glossary of place-relation ecopoetics. Linda lives in western Washington, and in the context of the ongoing Washington wildfires, where the Okanogan complex is the largest in state history, she writes: “Some fear the fires will continue to burn until it snows; some fear we can expect little in the way of precipitation again this year. The uncertainty is disconcerting, to say the least. I don’t know how to segue into the introduction I wrote for this glossary less than a week ago. I do know that what the terms gathered below represent – attunement to unfolding earth-realities and reverence for the many living things caught up in them – help me navigate that uncertainty.”

The collective glossary includes terms like Biotariat, B-RAD: Bio-Regional Attachment Disorder, Indigenous ecopoetics, Phylogeny, Relaxation time, and Walking. My contribution to the glossary is geopoetics.

9 Jul 2015

Spiral Orb open for submissions through 9/1

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Spiral Orb is now open for submissions for issue eleven through September 1. See Spiral Orb here and the submissions page here.

15 Jun 2015

Transdisciplinary Ecopoetic Actions

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I’m looking forward to being part of a panel called Transdisciplinary Ecopoetic Actions at the 2015 Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) biennial conference at the University of Idaho. The panel is chaired by George Hart, and includes Matthew Cooperman, myself, Jonathan Skinner, Anna Lena Phillips, Heidi Lynn Staples, and Linda Russo. We’re on Saturday, June 27, at 10:30.