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Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking in America

Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking in America. Authors: Taylor Brorby and Stefanie Trout.

Now available at Ice Cube Press.

This book bears witness to hydraulic fracturing in the United States. Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking in America brings together the voices of more than fifty writers exploring the complexities of fracking through first-hand experience, investigative journalism, story-telling, and verse. At a time when politics and profits inhibit our ability to have meaningful discussions about the hazards of fracking, these creative perspectives are needed to ignite the national conversation about how we can live with more compassion toward Earth.

In the tradition of Wallace Stegner’s This is Dinosaur, Terry Tempest Williams and Stephen Trimble’s Testimony, and Rick Bass and David James Duncan’s The Heart of the Monster, Fracture braids together poetry and prose that helps us envision a new course for energy development. Fracking diminishes the habitability of our world. This first-of-its-kind anthology exposes fracking’s effects on local communities as well as its global impacts—flares fueling climate change, oil spills into waterways, earthquakes deep below Earth’s surface. Fracking has changed the national political conversation, and so will this powerful book.

Here are the contributors for the anthology which also includes an introduction by Pam Houston and includes essays by Carolyn Raffensperger and SEHN board member Angie Carter:

Rick Bass Jan Bindas-Tenney Louise A. Blum Paul Bogard Angie Carter Alison Hawthorne Deming Michelle Donahue Sarah Lyn Eaton Antonia Felix David Gessner Linda Hogan Barbara Hurd Derrick Jensen Jon Jensen Robert Jensen Michele Johnson John Kenyon Frederick L. Kirschenmann Claire Kruesel Ahna Kruzic Stephanie LeMenager Maryann Lesert Patricia Nelson Limerick Beth Loffreda Mort Malkin Richard Manning Debra Marquart Bill McKibben Wayne Mennecke Karla Linn Merrifield Jeremy J. Miller Stephanie Mills Kathryn Miles Kathleen Dean Moore Rachel Morgan Mary Heather Noble Andrea Peacock Tyler Priest Carolyn Raffensperger Jacqueline Robb Bill Roorbach Stephanie Schultz Scott Slovic Mark Trechock Stephen Trimble Susan Truxell Sauter Vivian Wagner Amy Weldon