writing entrenches habits

from “a theory and practice for poetry,” Pam Ore

Writing accelerates and entrenches habits of resource use
and reproduction. Commerce, law, science, religion
could not stand as they are without documents.
Writing is the mortar of human institutions.

What exactly, are the responsibilities of poets in an age
of mass extinctions? How does poetry
reinforce, constrain, accelerate or re-imagine
hard-wired consumptive relationships with the environment?

I believe her statements, but I really don’t know how to answer her questions.

I “like” Les Figues Press.

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