Ecopoetics Along Shorelines


April 16, 2018

Raichlen notes that waves can be moving or stagnant boundaries.  Strayer’s writing portrays a much more hardline sort of boundary; most boundaries are investigative or tangible, with few in between.  For example, for a fish, the shoreline is a very “hard” boundary in which the water recedes and a fish can be trapped or killed in shoreline pools.  In contrast, Sze’s writing outlines a boundary that is much more loosely and lightly defined; for example, the delta is shaped by other people’s desires and is a “social production of nature”.  The delta brings together different political, social, and environmental viewpoints.

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