Carbonfish Blues

Carbonfish Blues

by Scott T. Starbuck, Guy Denning

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Carbonfish Blues is about the war planetary life is losing to oil companies, and an appeal to all to help reverse this before Mother evicts us. Bill McKibben praised Starbuck's first ecopoetry book Industrial Oz as "rousing, needling, haunting." In Carbonfish Blues, Starbuck teams with Guy Denning whose drawings, murals, and paintings of activism, refugees, human vulnerability, and realism are known throughout Europe. This book reports local and global scenes of climate breakdown most affecting the silenced least responsible. Thomas Jefferson's warning about the injustice of slavery resonates in the book's words and images: "I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever." Join Starbuck's friends with "organic carrot cupcakes / and Dry-Erase pens" fighting big oil and imagining "The night before the stone in his forehead, Goliath had a terrible dream."

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161366318
Publisher: Fomite
Publication date: 12/26/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Scott T. Starbuck ’s Hawk on Wire: Ecopoems (Fomite, 2017) was selected from over 1,500 entries as a Montaigne Medal Finalist at Eric Hoffer Awards for “the most thought-provoking books.” Written at a PLAYA climate change residency, it was a July 2017 “Editor’s Pick” at along with The Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury, and featured at Yale Climate Connections. There is a 24-minute YouTube of his book launch sponsored by La Jolla Historical Society’s WEATHER ON STEROIDS EXHIBIT. In addition to being a poet, Starbuck participated in, and presented at, the UCSD Climate Curriculum Workshop, gathering ideas for his science-based poems. His climate ecoblog is Trees, Fish, and Dreams with over 42,000 pageviews from across the globe, and his “Manifesto from Poet on a Dying Planet” is online at Split Rock Review. He was a core speaker at the 17th annual California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC) hosted in 2018 by University of California, Santa Barbara.

Guy Denning is a contemporary artist, born in the UK and now living and working in France. More work can be seen at

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