20 Oct 2020
29 Feb 2020

Climate Geopoetics article in Dialogues in Human Geography

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The “online first” version of a new article, “Climate geopoetics (the earth is a composted poem)” is published in Dialogues in Human Geography. See the abstract and article here.

16 Jan 2020
20 Dec 2019

A poem in Carbon Copy: a new journal of climate science and the literary arts

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The new journal Carbon Copy bills itself as “a journal at the intersection of climate science and the literary arts.” I’m grateful to have a poem in its inaugural issue. The poem is titled “In the Anthropocene, there can be no climate in the old sense; only weathercultures, with people acting as weatherculturalists.” The poem’s title is a direct quote from Mike Hulme, from his book Weathered: Cultures of Climate.

You can find the journal’s homepage here, and the poem here.

16 Nov 2019

Literary Inventory of Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks

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The “Literary Inventory of Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks” is now live in the fifteenth issue of Spiral Orb. It gathers more than fifty contributors who have written poems or prose addressed to species who live in the region of southern New Mexico in and around the new monument, which was established by President Obama in 2014.

To read the introduction to the inventory and the poems, visit Spiral Orb here.

28 Jul 2019

Various Instructions

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Thanks to Anna Lena Phillips Bell, editor of Ecotone, for reprinting “Various Instructions for the Practice of Poetic Field Research” in Ecotone’s Spring/Summer 2019 issue.

Anna Lena writes, “With this issue we debut a new department, Various Instructions, in which writers and artists will offer lists, prompts, formulas, how-to’s, and the like. We’re reprinting here the inspiration for it: Eric Magrane’s ‘Various Instructions for the Practice of Poetic Field Research.”

You can read “Various Instructions for the Practice of Poetic Field Research” here, and Anna Lena’s “Venerable Instructions,” where she introduces the new department of the journal, here.

14 Jun 2019

Two for Antipode

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Sarah de Leeuw and I wrote a chapter on geopoetics for Antipode’s new book Keywords in Radical Geography: Antipode at 50. The whole book is free to access and download here.

Also in Antipode: I recently reviewed the book Ecopoetics: Essays in the Field (University of Iowa Press, 2018), edited by Angela Hume and Gillian Osborne. The review is available here.

30 Apr 2019

A Literary Inventory of Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Reading May 4, 2019

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A Literary Inventory of Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Reading May 4, 2019
A Literary Inventory of Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Reading May 4, 2019
9 Dec 2018

New article in Literary Geographies

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My article ‘Healing, Belonging, Resistance, and Mutual Care’: Reading Indigenous Ecopoetics and Climate Narratives has been published in the new issue of the online open-access journal Literary Geographies. View the pdf here.

Here is the article’s abstract:

Narratives of climate change place it alternately as an environmental justice issue, a national and global security issue, an apocalyptic threat to life on earth, an opportunity for social change, and more. In this article, I aim to bring critical geographic work on climate narratives into conversation with contemporary poetry, through close readings of specific poems. I argue that the work of contemporary poets, and in particular the work of Indigenous ecopoetics, is rich in poetic texts that offer imaginative practices for recalibrating climate change narratives. I look particularly to works by Craig Santos Perez, Kathy Jetn̄il-Kijiner, Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, Joy Harjo, and Linda Hogan. I approach the poems as both a critical geographer and as a poet, thinking through and with their form and content in relation to climate narratives, and in relation to a description of Indigenous ecopoetics by Perez. I meet these poems as stored energy, as actors themselves in a human and more-than-human collective. A close reading of the craft of creative texts—particularly to the level of the line in poetry—highlights the inextricable connection between form and content in how a poem acts and means in the world. As a non-Indigenous reader of texts by Indigenous poets, my goal is not to perform a ‘master’ reading or analysis of these texts, but rather to learn from the poems and in doing so attempt to decolonize my own thought, a process that is a constant practice.

23 Dec 2017

Spiral Orb Fourteen

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With work by Daniel Biegelson, Rosemarie Dombrowski, Gabrielle Grace Hogan, Rose Knapp, W.J. Lofton, John Martin, Michael J. Pagán,  Stephen Siperstein, Jonathan Skinner, Julia Wieting, Tyrone Williams, Gavin Yates + an entry poem composted from fragments of each of the pieces in the issue, Spiral Orb Fourteen is here.