Poems for the Planet
Copper Canyon Press, 9781556595417, 240pp.
Publication Date: April 23, 2019
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"This book, HERE: Poems for the Planet, contains many beautiful, generous poems and ideas for action. It is my heartfelt hope that they will inspire readers who ask themselves, 'But what can I do?' to see that there is a way forward―learning to share the earth and its resources, while taking care of it together." ―His Holiness The Dalai Lama "By so exquisitely and compassionately illuminating our planetary predicament, these spirited poems of diverse perspectives inspire us to step forward in hope." ―Booklist HERE: Poems for the Planet is a lovesong to a planet in crisis. Summoning a chorus of over 125 diverse poetic voices, this anthology approaches the impending environmental crisis with a sense of urgency and hopefulness. Now more than ever is the time for this book as it seeks to galvanize readers, students, teachers, philanthropists and everyday people to address the realities of climate change head on and become individual catalysts for change. Here looks at the world with a renewed sense of courage, fighting fear that so often leads to indifference and cynicism. The anthology also includes an activist guide, created in tandem with the Union of Concerned Scientists, and an introduction by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. With these poems, we hope you will see with new eyes what the astronauts saw the first time they peered down from space at our tiny world. "Here: Poems for the Planet is so much more than a poetry collection it is] dedicated to all we stand to lose as the Earth heats up." ―Tricycle Magazine "In these pages scientists write to poets―and to all of us who love poems. We are sharing common language, looking at the same marvelous, embattled world together and wanting it to stay." ―Poetry Northwest
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An anthology of contemporary poets writing for a planet in crisis, speaking in diverse voices from praise to witness to grief--and into action.