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Endorsements for Zoopoetics

cover zoopoeticsThe endorsements are finalized for Zoopoetics: Animals and the Making of Poetry, as is the cover. It is now available.

Zoopoetics is an original, lucid examination of how animals shape the human art of poetry. Drawing upon the foundational work of such scholars as Paul Shepard, Donna Haraway, and David Abram, Aaron M. Moe uses the Derridian concept of ‘zoopoetics’ to deepen our understanding of language and our understanding of what animals mean to humans. Without other species, we might be essentially voiceless. This is a significant study of ‘animality,’ one of the central paradigms in the field of ecocriticism.”

Scott Slovic, editor of ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment

“Moe’s Zoopoetics lucidly demonstrates that poetry is a shared space in which human and other animals may ‘stretch toward’ each other, a space in which many of our best poets in English attend to nonhuman poiesis. This is a timely and important contribution to ecocriticism and animal studies.”

Helena Feder, author of Ecocriticism and the Idea of Culture

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“And every fleck of russet showing clear”

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October 5, 2013 · 2:11 pm