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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