Edited by Chad Weidner
9×6 in; 424 pages
FORTHCOMING: JUNE, 2020
Fractured Ecologies participates in environmental praxis through literary practice. How does experimental writing contribute to the ways we think about ecology? This collection of papers, bent essays, and playful poetic impressions positions marginal aesthetic forms front and center. The idea of Fractured Ecologies is that rigorous and irreverent papers addressing experimental writing and other borderline manifestations in an environmental context are infinitely interesting and always fresh.
“somewhere located below the Sol – way cold solar plexus” —Frances Presley
“Who tethered the earth to someone else’s sun?” —Joshua Schuster
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chad Weidner: Introduction: Deliberate Poetry as Ecological Survival Technique
Harriet Tarlo: ‘GOLD/ Is Recovered’: Maggie O’Sullivan and Environment
Sarah Nolan: Fractured Environments in Susan Howe’s That This
Margaret Anne Clarke: Biopoetics: The Interfaces between Language, Form and Life
Richard Murphy: Hybrid submissions
Matthew Shenoda: Wild
Margaret Ronda: Green Road
Vickie Vértiz: Cyanotype in a New York Public Library
Maurice Kilwein Guevara: The Results Are Spreading
Wang Ping: Peace Over Everest
Aki Gibbons: Fireblossoms
Orchid Tierney: ode to surfaces, air
Camilla Nelson: RUN
Evelyn Reilly: Grosse Fatigue: Eco-Weariness and the Feminine Hand
Dana Zoutman: (that reflect heat back into space)
Katrin Benzler: “What in the Name of Arse” “Cries out for Universal Brotherhood” “?”
Sophie Bergmeijer: Tipped the Scale, Made a List, Then and Now
Arthur Sze: Lichen Song and Salt Song
Shelia Karpesky: Man to Machine
Chad Weidner: Mourning May
Kenji C. Liu: A Frankenpo: Report to Exxon Shareholders
Andrew Shaw: Pests
Edwin Torres: FRAMING DEVICE: The Animal’s Perception of Earth
Angela Peñaredondo: Hybrid Submissions
Jess Allen and Bronwyn Preece: full:new
Robyn Maree Pickens: Tender
a rawlings: WHOSE WHO
Mari-Lou Rowley: Feral Poetics for a (Re)Programmed TechnéPolis
Arpine Konyalian-Grenier: Fasciae, Fauna, Faux Pas: Capital Beyond the Noise
Peter Jaeger: Walter Benjamin, John Cage, and Kenneth Goldsmith: A Weather Report
Matthew Cooperman: Process, Person Erasure: Recovering the There There in Dorn, Orange, Long Soldier & Cooperman
hiromi suzuki: Virtual Water Alarms
Maja Jantar: Some
Alison Hawthorne Deming: THE DIORAMAS
Joshua Schuster: Notes on Heliopoetics
Adam Dickinson: “THERMOGRAPHIA: Labwork”
H. L. Hix: Copia
Frances Presley: Channels: on boulder beach, Pink Bay, passerine, Needle’s Eye
Brenda Hillman: S KIN OF OLDER WOMAN WALKING FROM
When in pockets or on wrists
little wheels with teeth
gnashed through small lives,
the sidewalks lipped up
regardless, “have a nice day.”
Then the coltan digit brought
to pitch in light speed.
Emoji and Gif poke into each cheek.
Tagging antisocial question marks
as coat racks for the street,
the command threatens to punish
insightful resisters at the cash register.
With time, a commuter buys into debt
or hunts for a refrigerator box
and a subway grate.
Even in confrontation with weather,
the baseline syndrome sufferers cling
to exteriors though from around brainstems
leather sacks for rotted emotions droop.
Always the same site
with similar pomp and circumstances.
An organ shifts beneath flutes and violins
that blanket a dark band
tweaking noise into nose.
Cornea eggs crack in socket bowls
when stirring, and a gathering
quakes on the bed refrain.
When the sight ceremony lights up,
all dreams exit through thin air.
A whole world opens for the real
while boredom fills with illusion
for strangers on the street perhaps.
The senses chase after stomach butterflies
with a cup for coffee and a spoon.
The excitement wishes by as the moment
escapes, but the effort fills up
and spills all over the nervous system.
Soon a traffic jam will spread on
concentration without absorbing
a small part in the procession.
Very pleased to have my poem (from my book Practitioner Joy) in the current issue of Oddball Magazine.
I am very pleased to have gotten a book contract for “Prophetic Voice Now” from Common Ground Research Network. My collection of essays on modern and postmodern poetry and poetics has a publication date of March, 2020.