Definitive and daring,The Ecopoetry Anthology is the authoritative collection of contemporary American poetry about nature and the environment–in all its glory . The Ecopoetry Anthology has 74 ratings and 9 reviews. Rand said: Quite simply excellent. The editors’ preface more fully describes what ecopoetry is th. This anthology is narrow and deep. Despite the definitive nature of its title, The Ecopoetry Anthology is strictly American. Its editors, poets Laura-Gray Street and .

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Presenting the field as an organically developed concern in America, they demonstrate that it not only includes the proleptic anthologg of Whitman, Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost, but that it also steadily develops all the way through American modernist poetry. Here is bounty indeed–an innovative anthology drawing upon years of American poetry about nature, animals and our precious environment.

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Your request to send this item has been completed. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. As rumor has it that this anthology may reach a second edition, I ask that for next go-round they might take few more editorial steps to improve the overall quality of work, making the anthology more concise, useful, and informative for its presumed audience — readers who appreciate atnhology powerful and revelatory poem of ‘more-than-human’ world.

Every woman harbors a chaos, can wait for it, straddling a fever. This anthology is full of poems that speak to the earth, nature, and man’s place in it.

Jul 01, Anastasia Dotzauer rated it really liked it. The editors are entitled to define and delineate those any way they want – but their doing so gave wonderful clarity to some ecopotry I was doing in my dissertation, so I applaud them for it! These are gaps seriously to be grieved.


The prefaces by the two editors and the introduction by Robert Anhtology are not to be missed. Specifically, ecopoetry includes three subsets which may overlap within any given ecopoem: Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es.

It complements other nationally focused ecopoetry anthologies such as Outcrop and The Ground Aslant ; and eschews the culturally comparative approach of another like Entanglements: Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item The average ‘contemporary poet’ gets 2. Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you.

Pamela Uschuk’s poem “Snow Goose Migration at Tule Lake” appears to be about as traditional as one can get without a rhyme scheme, and it was brilliant.

Her academic publications include the book William Carlos Williams and Autobiography: Love the chosen poetry selections but the organization of the book is bothersome. Actually, I’ve been reading this book for antholoy a year, and just finished it recently. Her honors include four Pushcart Prize nominations, a poetry fellowship from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Terrain. Some of the work by Robert Hass was beautiful “Poetry should be able to comprehend the earth I could only read this is in small chunks, a few days at a time.

The Distant Stars as Paparazzi. In the general sense, ecopoetry is poetry which “addresses contemporary problems and issues in an ecocentric” way while “respecting the integrity of the other-than-human world”. The anthology contains much admirable, impressive work.

The preface identifies three strands of ecopoetry: Definitive and daring, The Dcopoetry Anthology is the authoritative collection of contemporary American poetry about nature and the environment–in all its glory and challenge.

Embedded in contemporary poetry for which ecology is a conscious preoccupation, we are invited by Street and Fisher-Wirth to climb up and get some perspective on what that consciousness does to the formations of poetic language. With subtle discernment, the editors portray our country’s rich heritage and dramatic range of writing about the natural world around us. Imagination, emotions, and convictions run high as each poem recalibrates our ecopoetrry of life on earth.


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Ships from and sold by Amazon. Add both to Cart Add both to List. Finally, I’ll bring down the curtain on this brief preview of the murk and misdirection scattered throughout these gathered poems with this observation.

Citations are based on reference standards. Bibliography Knowles, David and Sharon Blackie, eds. Poems to recommend to your best friends.

I’ll try to be ecopoetey succinct and cite only a few examples. Home About Help Search. I want to see this collection stay in print. For me, it certainly seems an inauthentic way of presenting poetic lineage, eco- or not.

My students like it as much as I do. State of the Planet. The reader’s sense of historical flow and poetic evolution would be improved by ordering the contemporary poets by birth date as well.

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The Ecopoetry Anthology

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. You may send this item to up to five anrhology. Would be great to have an introductory essay written by a poet of color as well. Ecopoetics as a genre continues to evolve with human understanding of and relationship with the natural world.

New Ecopoetryfor a more localised project of extending the American ecopoetic canon.

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