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Art in the Anthropocene

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A Reading from Paperbark Literary Magazine

The Anthropocene is our current geological era defined by the impact of human interference on the planet. This reading invites conversations around engagement with art in the age of the Anthropocene. 

Join Paperbark Literary Magazine as we celebrate the fall release of Issue 2: Resilience with selected readings from the magazine's contributors, followed by a Q&A.

Paperbark Literary Magazine celebrates the resonance between the sciences and the humanities. The magazine acknowledges the varying approaches to the work of sustainability across disciplines and aims to gather distinct voices in the collective resistance to pressures like climate change and natural, economic, and public environmental crises. Paperbark publishes written pieces and visual art that speak to environmentalism rooted in racial and socioeconomic justice.

This event is hosted by the University of Massachusetts Amherst MFA for Poets and Writers, School of Earth & Sustainability, and the Fine Arts Center with gratitude for support from the UMass College of Humanities & Fine Arts, Department of English, Department of Environmental Conservation and the UMass Library’s Sustainability Fund; the Mount Holyoke College English Department and the Miller Worley Center for the Environment; the Center for Humanistic Inquiry at Amherst College; the Smith College Poetry Center and Center for the Environment, Ecological Design, and Sustainability; and the Five College Consortium.

This event is part of Philip Glass at UMass: Arts & Sustainability Responding to Life Out of Balance, a weekend of thought-provoking events about the threats we are facing to our natural world and how we can rise to the challenge.