Nature Poem

Author: Tommy Pico
Publisher: Tin House Books
ISBN: 9781941040645
Release Date: 2017-05-09
Genre: Poetry

Most Anticipated Book of 2017 at Publishers Weekly, BuzzFeed, and more. A book-length poem about how an American Indian writer can’t bring himself to write about nature, but is forced to reckon with colonial-white stereotypes, manifest destiny, and his own identity as an young, queer, urban-dwelling poet. Nature Poem follows Teebs—a young, queer, American Indian (or NDN) poet—who can’t bring himself to write a nature poem. For the reservation-born, urban-dwelling hipster, the exercise feels stereotypical, reductive, and boring. He hates nature. He prefers city lights to the night sky. He’d slap a tree across the face. He’d rather write a mountain of hashtag punchlines about death and give head in a pizza-parlor bathroom; he’d rather write odes to Aretha Franklin and Hole. While he’s adamant—bratty, even—about his distaste for the word “natural,” over the course of the book we see him confronting the assimilationist, historical, colonial-white ideas that collude NDN people with nature. The closer his people were identified with the “natural world,” he figures, the easier it was to mow them down like the underbrush. But Teebs gradually learns how to interpret constellations through his own lens, along with human nature, sexuality, language, music, and Twitter. Even while he reckons with manifest destiny and genocide and centuries of disenfranchisement, he learns how to have faith in his own voice.

National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry

Author: J. Patrick Lewis
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426320941
Release Date: 2015-10-13
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"When words in verse are paired with the awesomeness of nature, something magical happens ... Lewis curates [a] ... poetic celebration of the natural world in this ... collection of nature poems. From trickling streams to deafening thrunderstorms to soaring mountains, discover ... photography ... paired with contemporary (such as Billy Collins), classics (such as Robert Frost), and never-before-published works"--

Living in the Nature Poem

Author: Mary Harwell Sayler
ISBN: 098358527X
Release Date: 2012-06-01
Genre: Nature

Living in the Nature Poem connects us to ourselves, each other, and the earth. As an important part of our own environments, we're also part of the complexities of nature, including human nature and those odd thoughts and moments that bring humor, wonder, perplexity, and prayer.

Can Poetry Save the Earth

Author: John Felstiner
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300155532
Release Date: 2009-04-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

In forty brief and lucid chapters, Felstiner presents those voices that have most strongly spoken to and for the natural world. Poets- from the Romantics through Whitman and Dickinson to Elizabeth Bishop and Gary Snyder- have helped us envision such details as ocean winds eroding and rebuilding dunes in the same breath, wild deer freezing in our presence, and a person carving initials on a still-living stranded whale.


Author: May Swenson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618064087
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Poetry

NATURE, a major compendium of May Swenson's poems, including ten that appeared first in this collection, draws on nearly fifty years of work. "Surely no one, scientist or poet," wrote former U.S. poet laureate Howard Nemerov, "has seen things . . . so clearly as she, and surely no one has made seeing and saying so nearly one."

Black Nature

Author: Camille T. Dungy
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820332772
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Poetry

Black Nature is the first anthology to focus on nature writing by African American poets, a genre that until now has not commonly been counted as one in which African American poets have participated. Black poets have a long tradition of incorporating treatments of the natural world into their work, but it is often read as political, historical, or protest poetry--anything but nature poetry. This is particularly true when the definition of what constitutes nature writing is limited to work about the pastoral or the wild. Camille T. Dungy has selected 180 poems from 93 poets that provide unique perspectives on American social and literary history to broaden our concept of nature poetry and African American poetics. This collection features major writers such as Phillis Wheatley, Rita Dove, Yusef Komunyakaa, Gwendolyn Brooks, Sterling Brown, Robert Hayden, Wanda Coleman, Natasha Trethewey, and Melvin B. Tolson as well as newer talents such as Douglas Kearney, Major Jackson, and Janice Harrington. Included are poets writing out of slavery, Reconstruction, the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts Movement, and late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century African American poetic movements. Black Nature brings to the fore a neglected and vital means of considering poetry by African Americans and nature-related poetry as a whole. A Friends Fund Publication.

Birds Beasts and Seas

Author: Jeffrey Yang
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811219194
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Poetry

An anthology of poetry that traces the history of poetry's changing relationship to nature, featuring the work of over 140 poets.

What nature

Author: Steve Fay
Publisher: Triquarterly Books
ISBN: 0810150786
Release Date: 1998-07
Genre: Poetry

Steve Fay's what nature brings a naturalist's attentiveness to poetry. As responsive to nature as Gary Snyder or Mary Oliver, Fay combines a command of the poetic craft with rich, descriptive exactness as he describes physical and psychological landscapes, particularly of his native Midwest.Central to what nature is "The Milkweed Parables", a long and atmospheric poem dealing with issues of nature, lineage, family, and history. As rich and sweeping as a novella, this remarkable poem is an inquiry into the interdependence of human life and the natural world. Showing startling range -- poems that move from political satire to portraits of loneliness and regret to humor -- these poems form a multidimensional meditation on the relationship of man to nature, and are a unique contribution to the canon of contemporary poetry.

Facing nature

Author: John Updike
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
ISBN: UOM:39015011684605
Release Date: 1985
Genre: Poetry

Updike's poetry focuses on facing nature at a number of levels, as in a section of sonnets on aging and death, a sonnet sequence, describing a week in Spain, on insomnia and dread, and a long poem on Jupiter's four major moons

No nature

Author: Gary Snyder
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: UOM:39015021583888
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Poetry

Presents selections from the author's eight previous collections of poetry, as well as previously unpublished works

Green Voices

Author: Terry Gifford
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 0719043468
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Literary Criticism

The author here argues that the traditions of Pope and Goldsmith are continued in the present day by the likes of R.S. Thomas, George Mackay Brown, and others work in an 'anti-pastoralist' tradition of Crabbe and Clare. A chapter examining the attitudes towards the environment of sixteen contemporary poets concludes a lively ecological introduction to modern poetry.

Nature Environment and Poetry

Author: Susanna Lidström
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317682851
Release Date: 2015-06-19
Genre: Nature

The environmental challenges facing humanity in the twenty-first century are not only acute and grave, they are also unprecedented in kind, complexity and scope. Nonetheless, or therefore, the political response to problems such as climate change, biodiversity loss and widespread pollution continues to fall short. To address these challenges it seems clear that we need new ways of thinking about the relationship between humans and nature, local and global, and past, present and future. One place to look for such new ideas is in poetry, designed to contain multiple levels of meaning at once, challenge the imagination, and evoke responses that are based on something more than scientific consensus and rationale. This ecocritical book traces the environmental sensibilities of two Anglophone poets; Nobel Prize-winner Seamus Heaney (1939-2013), and British Poet Laureate Ted Hughes (1930-1998). Drawing on recent and multifarious developments in ecocritical theory, it examines how Hughes's and Heaney's respective poetics interact with late twentieth century developments in environmental thought, focusing in particular on ideas about ecology and environment in relation to religion, time, technology, colonialism, semiotics, and globalisation. This book is aimed at students of literature and environment, the relationship between poetry and environmental humanities, and the poetry of Ted Hughes or Seamus Heaney

Imagining the Earth

Author: John Elder
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820318479
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Literary Criticism

This landmark work explores how our attitudes toward nature are mirrored in and influenced by poetry. Showing us a resurgent vision of harmony between nature and humanity in the work of some of our most widely read poets, Imagining the Earth reveals the power of poetry to identify, interpret, and celebrate a wide range of issues related to nature and our place in it.

The Life Tree

Author: A P J Abdul Kalam
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9789351184508
Release Date: 2015-10-25
Genre: Poetry

In this moving collection of poems, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam takes us into his world, full of simplicity and beauty, understanding and compassion. Kalam’s love for the country hines through as he inspires us and urges us to break the barriers of caste, religion and language. He wonders at God’s creation in his paeans to nature, while imparting a deeply personal touch to his observations of human relationships. The Life Tree is an intimate introduction to Kalam the man, his life and his inspirational thoughts.