What 161 iGen poems taught me about the end oof the world

Generation Z is wide awake and terrified.

1) Climate despair-induced nihilism

By far the most common theme I encountered is what I can best describe as a sense of climate despiar-induced nihilism towards modern human civilization. In such a small pool as 161, when you encounter a theme more than once or twice, you pay attention. But I didn’t need to make data spreadsheets to observe that there were only a handful of works which didn’t convey the underlying assumption that the world as we know it is about to end.

poet, educator, hillbilly gnostic druid. indie publisher and creator of COSGRRRL magazine, teaching business @KCADofFSU.

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