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'A good ecopoem, Christopher Arigo explains, is ‘a house … founded on the tension between the cutting edge of innovation and ecological thinking’ (Arigo 2007: 3). Such poems abound in Kristin Lang’s The Weight of Light – a sensually metaphysical collection that subtly yet profoundly ekes out interrelations between humans and animals, language and nature, technology and the immaterial. In line with Gander and Kinsella’s suggestion that ecological poetry ‘might be developed rhizomatically, it might be described as a nest, a collectivity’ (Gander & Kinsella 2012: 13), Lang emphasises the thrumming yet too often overlooked interrelatedness of things via her deft weaving of motifs including moons and mountains, muscle and shadow, silence and breath. This is a collection that demands multiple readings – and rewards them – opening and offering new insights, new articulations with each fresh encounter, each return.'  (Introduction)


  • Epigraph : Ecopoetry needs to be intense and unpredictable, 
    needs to establish relationships with all manner of things, 
    as well as acknowledge disconnections 
    and sites of convergence. (Stuart 2017: 3)

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    y separately published work icon TEXT : Journal of Writing and Writing Courses vol. 22 no. 1 April Dallas J. Baker (editor), Craig Batty (editor), 2018 13995593 2018 periodical issue

    'Scholarly contributions to this issue of TEXT include a broad range of topics from reflective practice, improvisation, and collaborative writing as method, to questions of examination, experimentation, misinterpretation and activism.' (Source : Editorial)

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