Ofelia Zepeda's "Riding the Earth"
In my poem I criticize "personification" as a problem contributing to a human-centric view of the world, and thus poetry's implication with climate change. Hypothesis: Ofelia Zepeda's poem represents a very different point of view: she suggests that personification of the natural world helps humans feel that all of nature is a living being. She also may suggest it puts us in our place ("riding the Earth") in a useful way. Let's discuss this in our seminar.