Author: Corinne Lee
Title: Plenty (Penguin Poets)
Print Length: 144
Language: English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol, Deutsch
Format: PDF, ePub, mobi, azw, kf8, txt, ibook, Kindle
Using Walt Whitmans Leaves of Grass as a springboard, Corinne Lees second book of poetry is an eco-epic that investigates and embodies the deterioration of Americas environment due to industrial agriculture, fossil fuels, war, racism, and technology. Lees book-length work draws upon a variety of poetic forms and historiesespecially events in 1892, which included a surge in lynching in America and the beginning of our coup dé,tat of Hawaiito examine how modern technology facilitated the Holocaust, sustains Americas racist prison industrial complex, fuels climate change, and ultimately underlies what has been called the Sixth Extinction.A daring and dazzling narrative of great originality, Plenty advocates a feminist ecobuddhist perspective: only by dismantling false hierarchies, especially those of patriarchal capitalism, are we able to recognize that all agents of environmental collapse are one with us.From the Trade Paperback edition.