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By Janet Kauffman

Janet Kauffman describes “eco-dementia” as a paradoxical situation of humanity—a love of the residing international whereas at the same time inflicting and struggling with its destruction. Like different dementias, losses are profound. We lose contact, we disregard. We don’t realize our personal home—the habitat that sustains us. What has pushed us to use progressively more assets, even if risking self-annihilation? Eco-dementia isn't nature poetry, yet an immersive language within the tangle of the residing international that begs the query: will we live to tell the tale this courting?

The poems in Eco-dementia took form in a single decade of the author’s existence. In 3 sections, Kauffman displays on insanities and devastations, from the private to the worldwide. From her father’s Alzheimer’s and the ravaged international of his brain to the horrors of Abu Ghraib, storm Katrina, and pollutants in Lake Erie, in addition to the planetary-wide ecological disaster of weather switch. but regardless of this devastation, it really is attainable to enclose ourselves in mild and air, to the touch the tall grasses we like, to step into water and colour and consider an excessive, short-term pleasure. Kauffman’s poems express the bliss in the elemental richness of the wildlife and in addition the violent distortions and grief at its devastation. Like studying a brand new language, we will be able to see and listen to phrases, occasionally figuring out so truly and different occasions certainly not. Or as Kauffman’s father places it, “I be aware of the place you reside, yet I don’t understand who you are.”

The language of those poems is the actual fabric of a broken global. Readers of contemporary and experimental poetry will treasure this collection.

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