Sierra Magazine: Take the Earth on a Date

The story of the artistic collaboration between the originators of the ecosex movement, their diverse communities, and the EarthEcosexuality is at once a sexual orientation, environmental activist strategy, and grassroots movement. And, it’s unabashedly queer. Compared to overly earnest, New Agey environmental movements, “it’s more of a punk rock, queer, drag pin-up-girl version of environmental activism,” Sprinkle and Stephens write in their book, Assuming the Ecosexual Position: Earth as Lover, newly released from University of Minnesota Press. At events and performances, fellow ecosexuals bury themselves naked in dirt and skinny-dip in rivers. The signs they carry at protests read “Fuck! Don’t Frack!,” “Composting Is So Hot!,” and “Dirty & Proud.” Since "Green Wedding to the Earth," Sprinkle and Stephen have married the planet in more than a dozen different ways, including a blue wedding to the sky, a purple wedding to mountains, and a black wedding to coal. “We’re kind of wedding whores,” Stephens says.

Full article at Sierra Club.

University of Minnesota Press Podcast

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Art and Posthumanism: Cary Wolfe in conversation with Art after Nature series editors Giovanni Aloi and Caroline Picard.

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Life in Plastic: Petrochemical fantasies and synthetic sensibilities, with Caren Irr, Lisa Swanstrom, Jennifer Wagner-Lawlor, and Daniel Worden.

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Live: A book launch for We Are Meant to Rise at Next Chapter Booksellers features Carolyn Holbrook, David Mura, Douglas Kearney, Melissa Olson, Said Shaiye, and Kao Kalia Yang.