Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 2014

Abstract

Poetry has been an ideal medium for me in exploring this type of environmental writing. My goal was to use relatively simple, accessible language in order to address complicated questions. I think of each poem as a compact package containing many layers of content. For the most part, I used the poems to describe individual experiences or events that happened to me, and use them to ask broader questions about how we interact with nature. This method seems to mirror how I believe sustainability issues should be tackled: by everyone applying their individual skills and experiences to work towards solutions. No "silver bullet" will solve all the large conundrums we face, of course. However, many smaller-scale solutions will eventually add up, and at the very least will create a paradigm shift and cause us to approach sustainability issues in new ways.

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