Ecopoetics with Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers

MONDAY, February 24th

Workshop | 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Anderson House, Leir 1
*RSVP required. Email Mandy Gutmann-Gonzalez at to register.

Poetry Reading | 4:30pm, Fireside Lounge, Dana Commons

In her newest release, The Tilt Torn Away From the Seasons, Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers imagines a human mission to Mars, a consequence of our own planet’s devastation from climate change. Dystopian and ecopoetic, this collection of poetry examines the impulse—and danger—of the colonial mindset, and the ways that gendered violence and ecological destruction, body and land, are linked. Featuring a multiplicity of narratives and voices, this book gives us sonnet crowns, application forms, and large-scale landscape poems that seem to float across the field of the page. Via these forms, Rogers also reminds us of previous exploitations on our own planet: industrial pollution in rural China; Marco Polo’s racist accounts of the Batak people in Indonesia; natural disasters that result in displaced refugees.

Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers (she/her/hers) is the author of Chord Box, finalist for both the Miller Williams Prize and the Lambda Literary Award; and The Tilt Torn Away From the Seasons.

Co-sponsored by the Clark English Department’s Poets and Writers Reading Series and A new Earth conversation.