Deborah A. Miranda discusses her new collection of poetry, ALTAR FOR BROKEN THINGS.
Tags: Altar for Broken Things, appropriation, Billy-Ray Belcourt, Christian, Christianity, Chumash, colonialism, colonization, Deborah A. Miranda, decolonization, environment, environmental crisis, Esselen, Heid Erdrich, homophobia, Indigenous, injustice, ire’ne lara silva, Joy Harjo, Layli Long Soldier, LGBTQ, microaggressions, Natalie Diaz, Native American, natural world, nature, patriarchy, poems, poetry, police brutality, poverty, Racism, Standing Rock, systemic change, systemic inequality, systemic racism, systemic violence, Tommy Pico, violence, white privilege, White Supremacy
So begins an odyssey of survival. Will they make it? ...more
Tags: beyond the sea, book review, environment, environmental crisis, faith, fisherman, fishing, global warming, matt walker, natural world, nature, ocean, Paul Lynch, religion, review, storm
These butterflies needed help, and I wanted to deliver them my garden. ...more
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Despite its title, Oceanic is much more than a love letter to the ocean. ...more
Tags: Aimee Nezhukumatatil, Books, Copper Canyon Press, ecology, environment, environmental crisis, family, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Lucky Fish, natural world, nature, ocean, Oceanic, oceans, poetry, Reviews, Sylvia Earle, Tupelo Press, yelp
[A]ll this sensationalism has made The Weather Channel, inadvertently and ever increasingly, the essential television viewing experience of the Anthropocene. ...more
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My lover became the Pope. It was the twenty-tens and the Catholic Church wanted to rebrand with Newport cigarettes and Hermes chiseled calves. ...more
Tags: abortion, broken relationships, Catholic Church, catholicism, children, contraception, dysfunctional relationships, environment, fathers, feminism, gender, gender roles, instagram, Julianne Neeley, Kim Kardashian, Mark Zuckerberg, marriage, masks 2017, morality, mothers, pope?, pregnancy, religion, same-sex marriage, sexism, sexuality, Social Media, twitter
Jorie Graham discusses her latest collection,
Fast, the terrifying destruction of our planet, a happy formal accident, and how to live in times of world crisis. ...more
Tags: A Rumpus Interview, american south, cancer, Civil War, death, dementia, dystopia, environment, environmental crisis, Erin Lyndal Martin, Fast, Harvard University, Jorie Graham, poetry, refugee crisis, Sea Change, Self-Portrait at Three Degrees, technology, water, water crisis
…being on the edge of the natural world is like being on the edge of time. ...more
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Turn off the television and pick up a book. You’ll feel better for it, we promise.
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Journalist and environmental activist Bill McKibben discusses whether our environmental crisis can be improved under our new political administration, climate change denial, and manifestations of resistance.
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Poet Corinne Lee on writing her epic book-length poem
Plenty and finding new ways to live in a rapidly changing world. ...more
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Welcome to This Week in Trumplandia. Check in with us every Thursday for a weekly roundup of the most pertinent content on our country, which is currently spiraling down a crappy toilet drain. You owe it to yourself, your community, and your humanity to contribute whatever you can, even if it is just awareness of […]
Tags: Affordable Care Act, climate change, Donald Trump, environment, immigration, Jayson Flores, muslim ban, New York Times, NPR, obamacare, Politics, This Week in Trumplandia, travel ban, warrantless wiretapping
Yesterday, walking home along the wet pavement twinkling under the sunshine, I spied a flock of no fewer than twenty-four wild turkeys parading down the street, mostly chicks. I don’t see them today, as the rain has returned, and all is gray. I live on a hill where I can look out the window to […]
Tags: activism, Argyle C. Klopnik, Awake the Giant Within, basket of deplorables, Berkeley, California, Charles Kruger, City Lights, Donald Trump, East Bay, environment, environmental crisis, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, John Muir, joyce carol oates, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, LYFT, Orlando Furioso, Practical Candle Burning Rituals, Raymond Buckland, San Francisco, San Pablo Bay, Scott Pruitt, self-help, tarot, The Bunny Boy Tarot, The Decameron, The Origin of Species, The Storming Bohemian Punks the Muse, Tony Robbins, Trump, turkeys
I am scared. I will continue to be scared. I am scared that, one day, I will not be able to run as fast as my dad who eluded rocks and a tire iron. ...more
Tags: Byron F. Aspaas, Charlotte’s Web, childhood, Chokecherry Canyon, Clint John, coming out, craigslist, DAPL, diabetes, Diné, environment, family, Farmington, fathers, fear, Fred Martinez Jr., gay, history, homophobia, Indigenous, Kirtland, Lakota, LGBTQ, Loreal Tsingine, monsters, mothers, Nakota, Native American, Navajo, New Mexico, North Dakota, Outback, parents, police violence, protest, Racism, Robert Fry, safety, Shiprock, Sioux, Standing Rock, waiter
Are cheetahs sprinting toward extinction? Chinese-American writer Ken Liu brings “silkpunk” to science fiction. Self-publishing coaches—the new sexy in a Fifty Shades world.
Tags: cheetah, Cultural Revolution, ebook, environment, extinction, Ken Liu, kindle, Physics, science, science fiction, self publishing, silkpunk, technology, weekly geekery
Councilor Ford pauses to catch his breath. “For goodness sakes do not elect [Trump]. It would be a catastrophe. Not only for the United States but for the world .” ...more
Tags: Aberdeenshire, Alex Salmond, Blinded by the Bling, Botanical Society of the British Isles, Clash, Donald Trump, dunes, election 2016, environment, George Sorial, golf, golf courses, Ireland, Irish, J. Lo, Joe Strummer, Martin Ford, Michael Forbes, Presidential election, Press & Journal, Rebecca Donner, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Sarah Malone, Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, Scottish Wildlife Trust, Sheila Forbes, Site of Special Scientific Interest, Tripping Up Trump, Trump, Trump International Golf Links Scotland, UK, wind farm, You've Been Trumped
Experimental philosopher Jonathon Keats discusses Buckminster Fuller, three-wheeled cars, domed cities, climate change, and cameras with a 100-year exposure time.
Tags: alison osworth, architecture, Buckminster Fuller, cameras, cars, climate change, con man, death, Dymaxion, environment, fathers and daughters, forgery, futurism, Genius, geodesic dome, google, interview, Italy, Jonathon Keats, meningitis, myth, optimism, philosophy, Rumpus, science, self-driving car, smartphone, spaceship earth, spaceships, sustainability, technocrat, The Rumpus Interview, You Belong To The Universe: Buckminster Fuller and The Future
Protecting the Water. Mni Wiconi. Water is Life. Over the last few weeks, thousands of Indigenous people, representing hundreds of tribes, have gathered together on the banks of the Cannonball River, on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, and in other places, to protect the lands, and the waters, and […]
Tags: activism, Cannonball River, Dakota Access Pipeline, Dallas Goldtooth, Energy Transfer Partners, environment, Fort Yates, Indigenous, Lakota, Native Americans, North Dakota, oil, pipeline, preservation, protest, reservation, Riley Keough, Rosario Dawson, Rumpus Roundup, Sacred Stone Camp, Shailene Woodley, Sioux, Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, Tiffany Midge
Over at Guernica, Jennifer Baum explores the poetics and the politics of soot, interweaving stories of her childhood growing up in a deeply polluted New York with a timeline of environmental laws and stats: The flakes of black soot, which drifted onto our terrace like snow was particulate matter comprised mostly of carbon and sulfur […]
Anohni, the new incarnation of Antony Hegarty, spoke with VICE about her album HOPELESSNESS, the politics and environmental crisis its songs address, and controlling the intrusion of an artist’s body into her work. In reference to her decision to subvert the influence of her particular body on the art, Anohni said: I’ve never been that interested in my […]
If I was a ghost, I wouldn’t want nothing to do with the world that killed me. ...more
Tags: Apocalypse, climate fiction, Emily Koon, environment, family, future, post-apocalyptic, Rumpus Original Fiction, science fiction, sea rising, St. Louis, weather
The long dark history of socialist utopias. Get all the gadgets! Netflix binges are ruining the environment. Internet hate speech law.
As the morning progresses I become less interested in where Zirrer had lived, and more interested in what brought him here to begin with. Why, I wonder, does a man choose to opt out of the world? ...more
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For Grist, Aura Bogado writes on recent developments in localized action against climate change. Bogado profiles the work of WE ACT (West Harlem Environmental Action) and its work in moving forward with a city-approved climate action plan to benefit these primarily black and Latino neighborhoods.
Martin Kirk writes for Aeon on the paradoxical connection between economic growth and eliminating poverty. Kirk illustrates that increasing the size of the economic pie, by spending the world’s finite resources, with no change in distribution to impoverished populations, will not only not eradicate poverty in the near future, but will only accelerate the depletion […]
And every life that moves, or dies, or multiplies will have an effect of some sort on the lives around it, a different effect than the one it had before. ...more
Tags: beach, Cape Cod, environment, environmentalism, extinction, global warming, Henry Miller, Kate Schapira, mothers and daughters, Robin Wall Kimmerer, sisters, snail
Suzanne Jacobs writes for Grist about the work of philosopher/technologist Koert van Mensvoort and his new project, the Next Nature Network. Mensvoort’s work seeks to redefine the human civilization’s relationship with nature, a distinctly modern relationship which Jacobs describes as: …[a world] where wilderness no longer refers exclusively to those parts of the planet untouched […]
As music festivals pile up in the memory of North American summers, the environmental toll of all those plastic water bottles and plastic beer glasses and paper plates covered in chili cheese fry smear unavoidably piles up as well. Some festivals are coming around to their own kind of budget-friendly nods toward sustainability, while others […]
The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Juliana Spahr about her new book
That Winter the Wolf Came, the oil industry, and writing about “difficult” topics. ...more
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