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Wendell Berry Peace Disintegrator Pistol

Delight! Despair! Annulet published my short critical spasm “Wendell Berry Peace Disintegrator Pistol.” Which I hope is part 1 in an arc re: climate crisis & po. There are gaps; it doesn’t go far enough. Most of what has been taught as ecopoetry needs to be let go. Here is a quote my friend Marty liked “somehow poetry, even in this moment of climate catastrophe, continues to mistake transcendent visions of empty rural space as something other than a conservative rehashing of one version of a settler-colonial organization of nature and society.” Looking forward to digging into this issue: Brandon Shimoda, Shira Dentz, Joyelle McSweeney, Janice Lee–and seeing what else. & thx to Alicia Wright for encouraging the thing proper after the initial pitch.

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Joe Hall is the author of five books of poetry, including Someone's Utopia (2018) and Fugue & Strike (forthcoming). His poems, reviews, and scholarship have appeared in Poetry Daily, The Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day, Postcolonial Studies, Peach Mag, terrain.org, PEN America Blog, Poetry Northwest, Ethel Zine, Gulf Coast, Best Buds! Collective, and Eighteenth-Century Fiction. He has taught poetry workshops for teachers, teens, and workers through Just Buffalo and the WNYCOSH Worker Center.

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