Anthropocene / 04:05 / POSTED 24.03.15

The Anthropocene - Theis Ørntoft

Theis Ørntoft is a Danish poet who recently published a collection of poems called "Digte 2014".

"His poems write themselves into the dark ecology; an ecological disaster-consciousness devoid of any sentimental relationship with nature. Not all poets use language spanning from "Cretaceous" to "the future", and from the "Mariana Trench" to the "Milky Way".

"Theis Ørntoft creates a universe where layers of natural history, self history, world history, architectural history , biblical history , and history of science overlay each other in a strange poetic geology" - Politiken.

We have spoken with Theis on the anthropocene matter and how it affects his poetry.