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Anthropocene Poetics: Deep Time, Sacrifice Zones, and Extinction

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMinneapolis
PublisherUniversity of Minnesota Press
Number of pages184
ISBN (Print)9781517906252, 9781517906269
Publication statusPublished - 12 Feb 2019


How poetry can help us think about and live in the Anthropocene by reframing our intimate relationship with geological time. Looking at a diverse array of lyric and avant-garde poetry from three interrelated perspectives, David Farrier rethinks the environmental humanities from a literary critical perspective. Anthropocene Poetics puts a concern with deep time at the center, defining a new poetics for thinking through humanity’s role as geological agents, the devastation caused by resource extraction, and the looming extinction crisis.

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