Geopoetics in Practice

Eric Magrane (Editor) Linda Russo (Editor)
& 1 more


This breakthrough book examines dynamic intersections of poetics and geography. Gathering the essays of an international cohort whose work converges at the crossroads of poetics and the material world, Geopoetics in Practice offers insights into poetry, place, ecology, and writing the world through a critical-creative geographic lens.

This collection approaches geopoetics as a practice by bringing together contemporary geographers, poets, and artists who contribute their research, methodologies, and creative writing. The 24 chapters, divided into the sections "Documenting," "Reading," and "Intervening," poetically engage discourses about space, power, difference, and landscape, as well as about human, non-human, and more-than-human relationships with Earth. Key explorations of this edited volume include how poets engage with geographical phenomena through poetry and how geographers use creativity to explore space, place, and environment.

This book makes a major contribution to the geohumanities and creative geographies by presenting geopoetics as a practice that compels its agents to take action. It will appeal to academics and students in the fields of creative writing, literature, geography, and the environmental and spatial humanities, as well as to readers from outside of the academy interested in where poetry and place overlap.

Product Details

Publish Date
December 04, 2019
6.14 X 0.88 X 9.21 inches | 1.61 pounds
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About the Author

Linda Russo (Inhabit ory Poetics) is the author of three books of poetry, including The Enhanced Immediacy of the Everyday and Meaning to Go to the Origin in Some Way (both 2015); a collection of lyric essays, To Think of Her Writing Awash in Light, selected by John D'Agata as the winner of Subito Press inaugural creative nonfiction prize, is forthcoming (2015). Scholarly essays have appeared in Among Friends: Engendering the Social Site of Poetry (University of Iowa Press) and other edited collections, and as the preface of Joanne Kyger's ABOUT NOW: COLLECTED POEMS (National Poetry Foundation, 2007). She lives in the Columbia River Watershed (eastern Washington State, U.S.A.) and teaches at Washington State University.
Sarah de Leeuw is the author of five literary books and co-editor of two academic texts. She is the winner of the 2013 Dorothy Livesay Award for poetry and a two-time recipient of a CBC Literary Award for creative non-fiction, and in 2014 won a Western Magazine Gold Award for the best article published that year in British Columbia. With a Ph.D. in geography, de Leeuw works in a faculty of medicine where she teaches and undertakes research on medical humanities and health inequalities. Her creative and academic work has been widely anthologized and appears in journals from CV2 and PRISM INTERNATIONAl to the CANADIAN GEOGRAPHER and EMOTION, SPACE AND SOCIETY. Having grown up and spent most of her life in Northern BC, including Haida Gwaii and Terrace, she now divides her time between Prince George and Kelowna.