Poetry Month , for me, always brings to mind the voices of those whose lines have captured the ages and stages of our living world.
For those who are keen about nature and the environment as captured by poets, you might want to check out The Ecopoetry Anthology (Trinity Press, 2013).
With a preliminary section of more historical poets such as Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost, the book continues with a diverse collection of later Twentieth Century to recent poets, from W.S. Merwin to Jane Hirshfield. The poetry ranges in format and topic, from lyrical and concrete poems to topics of bears and birds, whales and trees.
This is an epic anthology of poetry. As a salute to the scale of this collection, I made a Wordle poem of the poets, using a Moss colour palette that seemed to fit the contents of this book. Ironically, the random shape arrangement of names is almost leaf-like.
The Ecopoetry Anthology is not just a Spring read but an all-season read that will become a favoured choice on your bookshelf!
- An Anthology of Modern Irish Poetry, ed. Wes Davis (bfgb.wordpress.com)
- CBC seeks the community’s input on poetry in the digital environment (cbc.ca)
- A poem for Poem in Your Pocket Day (bethala.wordpress.com)