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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But where are the great poems of other friends and brothers in this poetic territory? At any rate, the absence of indigenous texts from this history is a bit baffling. Street and Fisher-Wirth are liberal in their understanding of what constitutes ecopoetry, as Street writes in her foreword:.

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An objectivist objectifying is not what I think of as an ecopoet. Carina Bissett rated it liked it Feb 08, Her honors include four Pushcart Prize nominations, a poetry fellowship from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Terrain. WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. Finally, I’ll bring down the curtain on this brief preview of the murk and misdirection scattered throughout these gathered poems with this observation.

Write a review Rate this item: Mar 23, Michael rated it liked it. I think I tend to enjoy my poetry simpler and more ‘traditional. With subtle discernment, the editors portray our country’s rich heritage and dramatic range of writing about the natural world around us.

My House Is the Red Earth. To See the Earth before the End of the World. Brittany rated it really liked it Aug 26, Trinity University PressFeb 12, – Poetry – pages. Mike Heppner rated it really liked it Nov 29, The ecopoetry anthology Author: This is a wonderful collection of diverse ecopoems.


This hefty anthology contains a great variety of nature poetry, from both established historical writers arranged chronologically and contemporary ones alphabetical. Despite the disaapointments, I thank the editors for their work. With such a large sample, one expects to see everyone included, though this is, of course, impossible. Account Options Sign in. Be the first to ask a question about The Ecopoetry Anthology.

To this extent the larger, contemporary thrust of the collection does what an anthology should: With subtle discernment, the editors portray our country’s rich heritage and dramatic range of writing about the natural world around us. Your list has reached the maximum number of items. The sections of the anthology that include contemporary writings represent a wide range of aesthetic choices and sociopolitical approaches to pressing environmental questions.

Of a way of thinking ecocentrically rather than anthropocentrically. Similar Items Related Subjects: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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What Kind of Times Are These. Surely an anthology about the global environment should include the voices of poets worldwide, not just those of American poets? From praise to lament, the work covers the range of human response to an increasingly complex and often disturbing natural world and anthologu of our human place in a vastness beyond the human. Barry rated it really liked it Mar 27, Would you like to tell us about a lower price? He has written several books of prose books, including Twentieth-Century Pleasures, and has translated the work of Nobel-prize winner Czeslaw Milosz.

Whitman, Dickenson, Jeffers and the like – are poets who seem far out of place. The reader’s sense of historical flow and poetic evolution would be improved by evopoetry the contemporary poets by birth date as well.


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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Anecdote of the Jar. The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format. I was pleasantly surprised to find that, aside from having to read and analyze Moby Dick, which I would not wish on my worst enemy, a great deal of the subject matter was not the idea that we al Full disclosure: Published in by Trinity University Press, the volume includes several critical essays, written by the co-editors and award-winning poet Robert Hass, which offer readers an overview of the various scholarly approaches to ecopoetry.

Read more Read less. The contemporary selection is diverse but established. Knowles, David and Sharon Blackie, eds. What makes a good ecopoetic anthology given the efopoetry nature of the target? He has written several books of prose books, including Twentieth-Century Pleasuresand has translated the work of Nobel-prize winner Czeslaw Milosz.

Publisher Synopsis “The Ecopoetry Anthology is an impressive collection of poetry that has succeeded in inclusively and impressively nudging the dial further toward collecting, understanding, and redefining the interaction of poetry, poets, and the natural world.

The prefaces by the two editors and the introduction by Robert Hass are not to be missed. In many ways, the structure that Fisher-Wirth and Street have envisioned lends itself to these kind of connections and resonances. Every anthology has flaws.