Author: John Updike
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Release Date: 1985
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
Author: Tommy Pico
Publisher: Tin House Books
Release Date: 2017-05-09
A book-length poem about how an American Indian (or NDN) 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. "
Author: John Felstiner
Publisher: Yale University Press
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: Walt Whitman
Publisher: Heron Dance Press
Release Date: 2005-04-01
Genre: Health & Fitness
Walt Whitman was indeed a wild soul. His poetry expresses an earthy sensuality out of sync with the industrial times he lived in. His love for wild nature and for the sensual experiences of life is heard in every poem. Editor, Howard Nelson, provides an insightful introduction, shedding light on Walt Whitman's life. This carefully selected collection of poems alongside the beauty of Roderick MacIver's watercolor art creates a grand tribute to this beautiful soul.
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.
Author: Camille T. Dungy
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Release Date: 2009
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.
Author: Susan M. Freese
Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
Release Date: 2010-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
This title includes over twelve poems by known poets like Bobbie Katz, Christina Rossetti, and Eileen Spinelli to name a few. Young readers will enjoy the vivid illustrations and the engaging poems all about nature. There are sidebars to every poem explaining terminology such as speaker, personification, catalog, haiku, and sensory details. This title also gives ideas on how to keep a poetry journal, put on a poetry reading and research other poets and poems to learn more!
Author: A P J Abdul Kalam
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2015-10-25
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.
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.
This title is part of the 'Experiencing Poetry' series which invites readers to jump into a selection of poems written by people from different places and times. The readers are given the keys needed to unlock the poems. The meanings of poems are explored and the techniques poets use to create their effects are explained.