MARCELLA DURAND / THE ECOLOGY OF POETRY
ecopoetics volume 2
I want to quarrel with this essay.
I find this commentary on the problematic problematic:
However, traditional Nature poetry, à la the human-subject meditating upon a natural object-landscape-animal as a doorway into meaning of the human subject’s life, is now highly problematic.
Poetry written with intent, especially moral or political intent, is very problematic, but I also realize that it’s inevitable that I write with intent.
If this poetry is problematic/bad, then what is good? How is good poetry made, how does it work, and what does it do? I would like answers to these questions, and seek them in the essay. Further contemplation needed to condense, so ending this post here.