Lyrik fürs Anthropozän: Die 'Naturgedichte' von Richard Pietraß

Translated title of the contribution: Poetry for the Anthropocene: The 'nature poems' of Richard Pietrass

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We have entered a new era with the advent of the anthropocene, in which humanity has come to exercise a determining influence on biological, geological and anmospheric processes. The term 'anthropocene' may have only recently gained currency, but literature, and poetry in particular, play an important role in the necessary reconsideration of the position of human beings in nature from the perspective of the anthropocene. Over the last three decades, Richard Pietraß has published five volumes of poems which challenge our self-understanding as homo technicus, and draw attention to the interweaving of human life in the network of ecological relationships.
Translated title of the contributionPoetry for the Anthropocene: The 'nature poems' of Richard Pietrass
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)97-100
Number of pages4
JournalPark: Zeitschrift für neue Literatur
Issue number66
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013
EventBook Launch and Conversation with the Author: Richard Pietrass, 'Waldelstern. Die Naturgedichte', Moderator: Axel Goodbody - Brecht-Haus, Berlin, Germany
Duration: 30 Jul 201330 Jul 2013


  • German poetry, anthropocene, nature poem
  • Richard Pietrass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)


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