Anthropocene Poetics. Deep Time, Sacrifice Zones, and Extinction
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.[publisher's note]