MISS ANTHROPOCENE by Maria Sledmere
148 x 148mm, 56 pages, black and white printing, perfect bound, 2021
Miss Anthropocene is a selection of short lyric, ‘ethereal nu metal’ poems which explore the Elon Musk/Grimes complex, from intimations of emerald fortunes to billionaire shares, conceptual infinity and big e-girl energy. Responding to the record’s conflations of misanthropy and our current geological epoch, Miss Anthropocene encounters weird desire, gender, material intimacy, temporal distortion, apocalypse vibrations, pop music and a petropoetics of excess and residue within the frenzied dramaturgy of late capitalism and climate crisis. In lieu of the doom scroll, this is a post-internet ecopoetry of ‘massive dance lament’, lyric survival, surface tension, sexy ambience, dreamplay and visions.