Marthe Reed has edited an Ecopoethos issue of writing an art over at the ever-stellar Dusie. The above "cover" image is from a lovely and powerful installation, "Rice is Life" by Mary Giehl. Marthe also writes a wonderful (and useful) Introduction; here's an excerpt:
The generative impulse for this issue of Dusie was in part informed by Timothy Morton’s Ecology Without Nature, his challenge to the notion of “nature” as it has historically been constituted, a notion fundamentally invested in isolating human from the so-called “natural” world, and that realm from the human one. Constructed through the lenses of political/sociological/economic/ environmental (and other) tensions, “nature,” “place,” and “environment” are othered and objectified. At the interstices of ecological zones, species, cities, nations, bodies, those permeable borders separating “us” from “them”, human from other-than-human, insider from outsider, the vulnerable from the powerful, how might we reconfigure our understanding, encounter the unbounded condition having neither center nor margin?
I thank Marthe for including me among several wonderful poet-artist-thinkers. Here are the multi-layered, intriguing contents: