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October 21, 2016

Poetry and the Anthropocene: Ecology, Biology and Technology in Contemporary British and Irish Poetry

Poetry and the Anthropocene: Ecology, Biology and Technology in Contemporary British and Irish Poetry

By Sam Solnick. Routledge: Abingdon; New York, 2016.

Poetry and the Anthropocene asks what it means to write poetry in and about the Anthropocene, the name given to a geological epoch where humans have a global ecological impact. Combining critical approaches such as ecocriticism and posthumanism with close reading and archival research, it argues that the Anthropocene requires poetry and the humanities to find new ways of thinking about unfamiliar spatial and ...