Ecopoetics Along Shorelines


April 28, 2018

Glissant writes that the postmodern world, no matter where it is or how strong the pulling forces are, “can hear the mounting desire to ‘give-on-and- with’, to discover order in chaos”.  He discusses an “Other of thought”, in which one steps away from “the birth of their own history alone” to “break with the exclusivity of one’s continuum”.  When I read this, I immediately thought of the desire I’ve had to completely drop everything and explore every nook and cranny of Earth, to try to make something out of the thousands of different cultures, customs, and natures in the world.

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