Lesley Battler reading from Endangered Hydrocarbons at the 2015 BookThug Spring Launch

49th Shelf Most Anticipated Spring 2015 Poetry Selection

Fracking—tar-sand runoff—dirty oil extraction. This is the language of our oil-addicted 21st-century society: incredibly invasive, blatant in its purpose, and richly embedded in mythological and archetypal symbolism. The ultimate goal of the industry: To core the underworld.