John Lane is professor of English and Environmental Studies at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He is the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose. This is a poetry book. The Anthropocene is the current geological age which commenced at the time when humans began having an overwhelming impact upon the earth’s environment. “To give our best attention of the natural world might be said to be the duty of every thoughtful citizen of the Anthropocene. But to give it with verve, humor and compassion, to celebrate its small survivals and grieve its losses with large-hearted wisdom takes a poet with the capacious vision of John Lane. Anthropocene Blues is a book to be thankful for.” - Don McKay.
Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press, 2017. 62 pages. Trade paperback