Thursday, September 14, 2017

Thinking Continental Is Published

Thinking Continental: Writing the Planet One Place at a Time (University of Nebraska Press), edited by Tom Lynch, Susan Naramore Maher, Drucilla Wall, and O. Alan Weltzien, is now officially out in the world.  I have a poem in this multigenre, multidisciplinary ecocritical anthology.

The book is 378 pages long, includes 15 photographs, yet is quite affordable.  As the blurb describes it:

In response to the growing scale and complexity of environmental threats, this volume collects articles, essays, personal narratives, and poems by more than forty authors in conversation about “thinking continental” — connecting local and personal landscapes to universal systems and processes — to articulate the concept of a global or planetary citizenship.

Reckoning with the larger matrix of biome, region, continent, hemisphere, ocean, and planet has become necessary as environmental challenges require the insights not only of scientists but also of poets, humanists, and social scientists. Thinking Continental braids together abstract approaches with strands of more-personal narrative and poetry, showing how our imaginations can encompass the planetary while also being true to our own concrete life experiences in the here and now.
It can be ordered direct from the publisher here:

http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/nebraska/9780803299580/

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