unspoken poems for a passed lover


  • Madeleine Lavin York University




Poetry, Posthumanism, Assemblage Theory, New Materialism, Environmental Temporalities


This selection of poetry is grounded in personal memory, written for a former lover but never shared with the intended before they died.  These love poems are informed by a posthuman perspective that looks at relationships between human beings and the more-than-human world drawing on assemblage theory, environmental temporalities, and a metaphorical new materialism.

Author Biography

Madeleine Lavin, York University

Madeleine Lavin is a Toronto-based freelance writer and editor. She received her Master of Environmental Studies from York University in 2019. Her major paper, B is for Bug, O is for Oikos, pairs scientific study and phenomenological exploration in looking at human-arthropod relations in the context of modern, North American homes. Madeleine is a passionate researcher whose interests span many topics including, but not limited to, multispecies studies, education, entomology, natural history, environmental humanities, ethics, and philosophy.




How to Cite

Lavin, M. (2022). unspoken poems for a passed lover. UnderCurrents: Journal of Critical Environmental Studies, 21, ii-iii. https://doi.org/10.25071/2292-4736/40291