Ecopoetics Along Shorelines


April 17, 2018

Encroachment, contamination, production. We push boundaries ‘forward’ and shoreward as we construct them. In the Delta, these pressures have led to a crisis. Access and understanding come at a cost, especially for those with less power– both human and non-human. Boundaries to the decision-making process push these beings to the margins. Strayer et al. make sense of ecological boundaries by developing a complex classification scheme. Humans transform the shore, tangibly and investigatively. As waves transform, unseen non-human homes are lost.  Actions within dangerous walls are justified, as environmental destruction and injustices are rationalized within the framework of capitalism, into oblivion.

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