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Environmental Humanities (2019) 11 (1): 174–179.
Published: 01 May 2019
... or alter human metabolism? This selection of poems is an attempt to work within a necessarily expanded notion of what constitutes reading and writing in the Anthropocene. Incorporating the results of biomonitoring tests for phthalates on the author’s own urine, the poems consider the “metabolic poetics...
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Environmental Humanities (2014) 5 (1): 35–53.
Published: 01 May 2014
... on poetry's ability to heighten individual readers' awareness of their physical surroundings on the one hand, and definitions that look for how poems can engage with difficult and complex environmental questions involving scale, justice, and politics on the other. We suggest that the difference between...
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Environmental Humanities (2024) 16 (1): 142–161.
Published: 01 March 2024
...Jane Robbins Mize Abstract This article argues that Lorine Niedecker’s 1968 poem “Lake Superior” reveals a limitation of recent scholarly investments in the concept of geological “deep time.” “Lake Superior” is a meditation on deep time; the Europeans who colonized the Great Lakes; and Lake...
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Environmental Humanities (2019) 11 (1): 108–136.
Published: 01 May 2019
... can also commit to alternative modes of writing, the article ends with a poem, “Anthropos and the Canary in the Mine.” The poem situates the analysis in the entanglement of political, ethical, theoretical, and personal passions brought about by the author’s process of mourning her life partner’s...
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Environmental Humanities (2012) 1 (1): 85–102.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Laurel Peacock Abstract This article focuses on three collections of poetry by California poet Brenda Hillman, Cascadia, Practical Water, and Pieces of Air in the Epic, reading for the ways in which the poems model an affective interrelation between human and environment. These three works each...
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Environmental Humanities (2017) 9 (1): 129–148.
Published: 01 May 2017
... enciphering poetry into the genome of the bacterium Deinococcus radiodurans . The organism’s cellular mechanisms “read” the encoded poem and produced a protein, the structure of which was then deciphered, resulting in another poem in response. In relation to these works, I ask the following: are biopoetry...
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Environmental Humanities (2021) 13 (2): 372–390.
Published: 01 November 2021
... Johnston Schoolcraft’s (Ojibwe) poem, “On the Doric Rock, Lake Superior”; and John Rollin Ridge’s (Cherokee) novel, The Life and Adventures of Joaquín Murieta . These works show how Native American authors defined energy as cyclical and intimate in contrast to the growing settler society’s vision of linear...
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Environmental Humanities (2014) 4 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 May 2014
... of diachronic and synchronous time in which intergenerational responsibilities are realised. The haunted time of Oswald's poem thus represents a passage to the difficult intimacy of rethinking the relationship between past, present, and future actions and effects. Copyright: © Farrier 2014 2014...
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Environmental Humanities (2024) 16 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2024
... pigment from Afghan rocks and raise indigo plantations on stolen land, with stolen labor. The article analyzes the lapis lazuli series by Dutch artist Pieter Paul Pothoven and the performance of the poem “Unity” by Aotearoa New Zealand poet Selina Tusitala Marsh. Pothoven’s work shows how blue analysis...
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Environmental Humanities (2013) 3 (1): 71–91.
Published: 01 May 2013
.... When enclosure arrived and re-organized the landscape, it destroyed part of Clare's knowledge and disturbed his identity. Clare's poetry is seen, at least in part, as a consequence of this trauma; his poems were concerned with expressing and defending his and Helpston's threatened identity. 12...
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Environmental Humanities (2019) 11 (2): 302–323.
Published: 01 November 2019
... analytical practice is predicated on the discovery of difference, and on the ignoring of similarities, between individual units (be they poems, songs, or organisms). 3 In response, an ethological poetics emphasizes synonymy and acknowledges that affect can cross species lines. As I argue in the third...
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Environmental Humanities (2021) 13 (1): 136–158.
Published: 01 May 2021
..., silver, *191 chloroform, hydrazine, manganese and phenol. Her lips are hydroxides of chromium, aluminum and iron. 16 These lines open the poem “Till They Are Incandescent” in the middle of The Republic of Exit 43 . 17 Beyond simply naming chemicals, this poem repurposes the language...
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Environmental Humanities (2019) 11 (2): 280–301.
Published: 01 November 2019
... Company extended its line along the coast, and made plans for it to become a seaside resort. This is when it first became the subject of a specifically aesthetic and affective register. Seascale is the subject of several poems by Hardwicke Rawnsley from his collection Sonnets around the Coast (1887...
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Environmental Humanities (2023) 15 (2): 124–141.
Published: 01 July 2023
... electricity, as in the phrase “turn the power off.” Earlier in the poem, Sullivan directly associates power with energy systems and with illumination. Sullivan’s image of a powerless people who can see stars because they reside in darkness may suggest that their relationships with night is shaped by being...
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Environmental Humanities (2022) 14 (3): 571–574.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Travis Matteson mattestw@alfredstate.edu © 2022 Travis Matteson 2022 This is an open access article distributed under the terms of a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). In the final lines of the poem “The Snow Man,” Wallace Stevens invites us to tune into “Nothing...
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Environmental Humanities (2018) 10 (2): 528–531.
Published: 01 November 2018
.... In my fieldwork, I used poetry to capture these elusive moments of everyday possibility. I refer to this form of ethnographic notation as field poems rather than field notes . Let me share a field poem: Early on in my fieldwork, a friend told me a war story that contrasted Laos during the Vietnam...
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Environmental Humanities (2024) 16 (1): 230–242.
Published: 01 March 2024
..., disappear, and reappear. As I prepared for the first performance of the piece, I started learning more about the riroriro species, and found that it has been frequently evoked in poetry. 23 One of these poems seemed to gesture toward the affective presence of the bird with whose territory I...
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Environmental Humanities (2022) 14 (3): 602–617.
Published: 01 November 2022
... of as female sexuality. The rose came to be the perhaps most common symbol for all the nuances of love, ranging from the exceedingly popular but also provocative thirteenth-century medieval French poem Le Roman de la Rose ( The Romance of the Rose ) to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s oft-sung “Heideröslein...
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Environmental Humanities (2024) 16 (1): 36–57.
Published: 01 March 2024
..., including her famous bee poems at the end of Ariel . In The Bell Jar , Esther puts botany in contrast to physics immediately after the above passage. “The day I went into physics class it was death.” Esther (and Plath) also received an A in physics. But in physics, Esther explains, very real things...
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Environmental Humanities (2021) 13 (2): 391–413.
Published: 01 November 2021
... landscapes of scorched earth, colossal books with wings of lead, and installations composed of recycled detritus from demolition sites Kiefer’s art bears complex witness to national myth and historical trauma. Those haunting overtones are also present here, since the installation takes its name from a poem...
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