[photo: cow parsnip at Rose Creek Preserve]
“Inhabitory" describes an approach to writing within (and out of) as sense of being one who inhabits, one who is "place-based." Each occasion or project creates its own terms, poetics, methods, knowing-making, meanings. This site gathers several works, some completed, some ongoing, and accounts, as much as possible, for the many writers and artists who inform and influence them.
We are all, momentarily & finally, some place.
To be inhabitory is to operate through a spatially-located way of knowing
& this may be at work in various poetics (landscape poetics, ecopoetics, urban poetics)
& in Romantic (and, pre- and post-) poetic traditions
& species of philosophy and theory (Merleu-Ponty, DeCerteau, the Situationists, &c)
& and in (inter)disciplinary practices (humanist geography, anthropology, poetics, &c).
& feminist theory adds "situated knowledge," calling attention to the condition of gendered
& Edward Said introduces the idea of "imaginative geography" to emphasize the role
of perceptions and relationships in making a place
We are all, momentarily & finally, in zones of entanglement
& not situated in a “finite” place, but always passing through, adding our lines to
If ecopoetical thinking attends to relationships between organisms and their shared environments, and to the material and ideological processes that shape these, then inhabitory-poetical thinking is wound up in, bound up with, and responsive to these, and contributes to place as it is being constituted, and knowledges thereof are being constituted, one and the same.