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Copyright: 2002
Trim: 6 x 9
Pages: 284 pp.

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978-0-87480-701-1
$19.95
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Ecopoetry

A Critical Introduction

Edited by J. Scott Bryson

Literary Criticism

The burgeoning field of ecocriticism is beginning to address the work of such ecopoets as Gary Snyder, Mary Oliver, W. S. Merwin, and Wendell Berry, among others, whose poems increasingly deal with ecological and environmental issues. Ecopoetry: A Critical Introduction assembles previously unpublished contributions from many of the most important scholars in the field as they discuss the historical and crosscultural roots of ecopoetry, while expanding the boundaries to include such themes as genocide and extinction, the lesbian body, and post colonialism. This volume gathers these necessary voices in the emerging conversation regarding poetry’s place in the environmental debate.


J. Scott Bryson is assistant professor in the English department at Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles.


Contributors:

J. Scott Bryson, Mount St. Mary’s College; Laird Christensen, Green Mountain College; Beverly Curran, Aichi Shukutoku University; Deborah Fleming, Ashland University; Terry Gifford, University of Leeds; David Gilcrest, Carroll College; Maggie Gordon, University of Mississippi; Emily Hegarty, Nassau Community College; Richard Hunt, Mesabi Range College; Roy Osamu Kamada, University of California, Davis; Mark Long, Keene State College; Bernard W. Quetchenbach, Florida Southern College; Leonard M. Scigaj, Virginia Polytechnic; Roger Thompson, Virginia Military Institute; Jeffrey Thomson, Chatham College; Gyorgyi Voros, Virginia Polytechnic; Zhou Xiaojing, State University of New York, Buffalo


Praise and Reviews:

"The essays are uniformly thoughtful, perceptive, and readable...[and] engage the current scholarship gracefully, without pretense or pedantry. Each chapter is stuffed with insights."
—John Tallmadge, The Union Institute

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