Post About My Poem

If relevant, how does the poetic voice characterize her relationship to the natural or more-than-human world?   How does the poetic voice perceive the natural world around her?  Does her depiction of the more-than-human world relate to David Abram’s ideas and experiences?   Is the natural world merely a backdrop (like in Read more…

Spiders Vs. Smartphones

See link: Actual Footage of Abram’s Spider Cave  Dr. Larochelle’s question: Relate to some of his focus on the senses and on the interconnectedness between humans and the more-than-human world.  Have you had an experience at all like his with the condor or with the spiders in the cave?  In Read more…

I-Have-Experienced-Muir-Nature-Than-Thou

For this week’s blog post, Professor Larochelle asked us the question:   How does John Muir’s perspective on nature, and on direct experience with the non-human world, differ from the perspectives proposed by other writers we have discussed (such as Whitman, Thoreau, and Bello)? How would Cronon characterize Muir’s attitude Read more…

Comparing Cronon To Thoreau, Thoreaughly

Today, I will answer the following questions:            How doThoreau’s descriptions of the non-human world fit into Cronon’s discussion of wilderness (or wildness)? Do you agree with Cronon that Thoreau demonstrates a “stern loneliness” in his experience of “wilderness” at Walden Pond (and elsewhere)? Does he Read more…

On A Wildness Experience, Near Home   I had always kind of considered wild animals to be stupid, inhuman. Like they are lower creatures that domesticated animals or civilized humans. But this Summer, my opinion on the wild animals of the forest changed when I met Rodriguez. For most of Read more…