Cheese after Fukushima: Poems for a Changing Planet (Paperback)
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Cheese after Fukushima: Poems for a Changing Planet (Paperback)

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Paperback 80 Pages / Published: 30/01/2018
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An activist conscious dialogue, Marcia Slatkin's Cheese After Fukushima laments an impending future occupied by melted ice caps, fishless oceans, persistence of global obesity, the absence of CO2, and a wheezing Earth suffocated under city sidewalks. These wildly inventive poems are backed with a beautiful linguistic language which brings an element of beauty to the otherwise stark descriptions of our own reality.

Cheese after Fukushima
If I were young,
my ovaries prodding possibility,
squirming newness still in my future,
I might stop. Rain brings rads
to grass, unknowing ruminants
munch, and the rest is amplification.
"Then buy skim, packed before
the Japanese release - enough
for a lifetime -- and mix your ration
daily," says the health `umai.'
But I'd so mourn lessened
pleasure: that thick milk-magic
that lets enzymes ferment
and grow wildly-unctuous tastes
undreamed...

Publisher: Stephen F. Austin State University Press
ISBN: 9781622881543
Number of pages: 80
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm

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