Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking in America (Ice Cube Press 2016) bears witness to hydraulic fracturing in the United States. Fracture, and brings together the voices of more than fifty writers exploring the complexities of fracking through first-hand experience, investigative journalism, story-telling, and verse. Rachel Morgan’s poem, “An orbital tour of cities at night,” is included in Fracture.
Praise for Fracture, “One imagined that the energy industry would find ways to dig deep enough and find forms of pressure strong enough to force the last crushed history of the earth’s vegetation up out of the earth, into refineries, and then into combustion engines, and then into the atmosphere, but most of us had not imagined they would do so by risking the pollution of the world’s deep aquifers, finding a way to foul air and water in a single technology. It requires a seismic response from the human imagination: this anthology is doing that work.”–Robert Hass