THE ECOLOGICAL IS PERSONAL; THE PERSONAL IS ECOLOGICAL. RAG COSMOLOGY IS A PULSATING MEDITATION ON THIS MOST INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP. THESE POEMS INJECT PLEASURE DEEP INTO THE TISSUES OF OUR LANGUAGE AND STATE, COUNTERING FATALIST NARRATIVES WITH THE INTIMACY OF ENTANGLEMENT AND ENGAGEMENT.  

Praise for Rag Cosmology
“Open this book for deeper information about how sensing and moving among the world’s elements is a cosmic work of images, where touching is a kind of seeing, and thinking is a kind of kissing. For Erin Robinsong, being in language together is a chosen act of joy, a refusal of the imposed debt and dross of the bankers. These poems walk into largesse.”
—Lisa Robertson


“Rag Cosmology is spellbinding. The poems in this stunning debut collection are acrobatic and kinetic, alive with immediacy and sensuality. Experimental in design, yet deeply resonant and familiar in subject matter, Erin Robinsong writes with skillful chiaroscuro, bringing light into darkness, and darkness into light. Reading this collection felt like a breathless game of hide-and-seek—playful, thrilling and haunting, too.”
—Ruth Ozeki

“Erin Robinsong’s long-desired debut, Rag Cosmology is an ecopoethic and turbulent swanlovesong of the personal and mutual. “Do you think our bodies are the only way?” Rag Cosmology sloughs off the dry skin of a 20th-century environmentalist movement’s shame-tactic, revealing a 21st’s poetry’s gold-leafed anus as a will to become-with all that surrounds an ecocentric, curious, and enveloping awe.”
—angela rawlings


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