Gaze and Occupy
Keywords:Poetry, Human-animal bonds, ekphrastic, trees, mice
Katerina Tsiopos’ poetry examines the dilemmas that humans, animals, and the natural environment share in symbiotic, parasitic, and often deadly co-existence. The persistence of human life exacts a toll on nature; yet what sacrifices are humans willing to make to leave a smaller footprint. Following in the tradition of American transcendentalist poets, 20th-century poststructuralist and black eco-poets, Katerina hails 21st-century eco-sensibilities by curating poetry readings that capture human culpability intertwined with eco-relationships. In these powerful and personal poems, she offers readers/listeners no eco-action plans, no comfort zones--just our complicity in green.
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