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Muskingum University Professor’s Essay Included in Anthology on Fracking

Vivian WagnerAn essay by Vivian Wagner, associate professor of English at Muskingum University, is included in a newly-released book Fracture: Essays, Poems, & Stories on Fracking in America (Ice Cube Press, 2016). The essay is titled “Strata.”

Wagner’s work has appeared in The Atlantic, O: The Oprah Magazine, The Kenyon Review Online, Zone 3, Narratively, and other publications. She is the author of Fiddle: One Woman, Four Strings, and 8,000 Miles of Music.

Fracture book coverShe joined Muskingum in 2003 and holds a B.A. from University of California at Irvine, an M.A. from The Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. 

Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking in America brings together more than 50 writers who give voice to the complexities of fracking through essays, first-hand experience, investigative journalism, story-telling, and verse.

“This first-of-its-kind anthology braids together poetry and prose that helps us envision a new course for energy development,” according to Ice Cube Press. In a press release, the publisher says, “… the perspectives in this collection are needed as never before to ignite the national conversation about how we can live with more compassion toward Earth.”