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Environmental Crisis And Transitional Phenomena: Brenda Hillman’S Ecopoetic Playing, Brian Glaser Jan 2014

Environmental Crisis And Transitional Phenomena: Brenda Hillman’S Ecopoetic Playing, Brian Glaser

English Faculty Articles and Research

Many writings in ecopsychology make reference to “the environmental crisis” as an apocalyptic scenario, but few define the cause of this crisis. This essay proposes that the cause for apocalyptic rhetoric of environmental crisis is as much psychological as environmental. It draws on Winnicott’s idea of playing as haunted by the otherness of reality to offer a therapeutic reading of the poetry of Muriel Rukeyser and Brenda Hillman in which the imaginative resources of trope, apostrophe, dedication and allusion serve to make bearable the anxiety that leads to apocalyptic rhetoric in ecopsychological writings.


The Lantern Vol. 8, No. 1, December 1939, Esther Hydren, Gladys Heibel, Robert J. Weidenhammer, Robert C. Yoh, Ernest Muller, Evelyn Huber, Valerie H. Green, Helene Berger, Winfield S. Smith Dec 1939

The Lantern Vol. 8, No. 1, December 1939, Esther Hydren, Gladys Heibel, Robert J. Weidenhammer, Robert C. Yoh, Ernest Muller, Evelyn Huber, Valerie H. Green, Helene Berger, Winfield S. Smith

The Lantern Literary Magazines

• Christmas Resurrection
• Autumn's Song
• Henry Cavendish
• The Mystery of Loon Cove
• All Hail, Fair Modesty
• Mischall
• Gift of the Magi
• Camera-Phobia
• One Envying a Poet
• Sonnets


The Lantern Vol. 7, No. 3, June 1939, Valerie H. Green, Esther Hydren, Robert C. Yoh, Dorothy Kinsey Shisler, Kenneth Snyder, Evelyn Huber, Robert B. N. Peck, Marion Byron, Gladys Heibel, Ellen Mcmurtrie Jun 1939

The Lantern Vol. 7, No. 3, June 1939, Valerie H. Green, Esther Hydren, Robert C. Yoh, Dorothy Kinsey Shisler, Kenneth Snyder, Evelyn Huber, Robert B. N. Peck, Marion Byron, Gladys Heibel, Ellen Mcmurtrie

The Lantern Literary Magazines

• Commencement Sonnet
• Largo Appassionato
• More Sonnets to Earth
• Vladimir
• Abe Lincoln in Illinois
• Dark Lives
• Enter Mr. Smithingham II
• A Character is Sketched
• Sonnet
• Out of the Dawn
• Wistaria
• Poem Without a Name
• You Have Loved the Night