Book review – Industrial Oz: Ecopoems, by Scott T. Starbuck

Review of Industrial Oz: Ecopoems. By Scott T. Starbuck. (Burlington: Fomite Press, 2015). 128 pp, paper.

Reviewed at The Quarterly Conversation

The parables in Industrial Oz are rife with echoes of June Jordan, who says of activists “you do / something, rather than nothing.” Often in Starbuck’s poems, the powerful and the vulnerable trade places. Because they do something rather than nothing, “At the Nevada Nuclear Test Site”

grandmothers
are arrested
imprisoned
     to make way
     for the blast.

A sheriff explains
     the old women
     are dangerous.

Full review at The Quarterly Conversation

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