Book of Nature Poetry

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

When words in verse are paired with the awesomeness of nature, something magical happens! Beloved former U.S. Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis curates an exhuberant poetic celebration of the natural world in this stellar collection of nature poems. From trickling streams to deafening thrunderstorms to soaring mountains, discover majestic photography perfectly paired with contemporary (such as Billy Collins), classics (such as Robert Frost), and never-before-published works.

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.

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.

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.

Living in the Nature Poem

Author: Mary Harwell Sayler
Publisher:
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.

Women Poets in the Victorian Era

Author: Fabienne Moine
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134776603
Release Date: 2016-03-09
Genre: Literary Criticism

Examining the place of nature in Victorian women's poetry, Fabienne Moine explores the work of canonical and long-neglected women poets to show the myriad connections between women and nature during the period. At the same time, she challenges essentialist discourses that assume innate affinities between women and the natural world. Rather, Moine shows, Victorian women poets mobilised these alliances to defend common interests and express their engagement with social issues. While well-known poets such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Christina Rossetti are well-represented in Moine's study, she pays particular attention to lesser known writers such as Mary Howitt or Eliza Cook who were popular during their lifetimes or Edith Nesbit, whose verse has received scant critical attention so far. She also brings to the fore the poetry of many non-professional poets. Looking to their immediate cultural environments for inspiration, these women reconstructed the natural world in poems that raise questions about the validity and the scope of representations of nature, ultimately questioning or undermining social practices that mould and often fossilise cultural identities.

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.

Australian Nature in Poetry

Author: Margot Petersen
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781514446027
Release Date: 2016-03-24
Genre: Poetry

This collection of poems reflects on the local wildlife I have had the pleasure of interacting with over the last fifteen years. I live in a small far northern NSW Australian coastal village, where my home backs onto an estuarine creek and fronts onto the Pacific Ocean with just a strip of bushland separating them. I go to sleep to the sound of the ocean and wake to the sounds of the creatures that feature in my poems. I do not claim to be an expert on wildlife, and my poems are based on my observations over time and the subjects traits with which I have become most familiar. All the places I mention are real and are within a ten-minute walk except for Mt. Warning and the Tweed River, which are within a twenty-minute drive. Any of the facts I provide have been carefully researched or provided to me by a highly respected local marine biologist, whose love of nature far exceeds my own. I think adults will find them informative and children educational. He has also generously assisted me with many of my illustrations, and I am extremely grateful for this and his well-informed input. It is hoped my poems may be enjoyed by people of all ages and have included a little touch of humour in some that I think might appeal to the younger generation in particular.

Nature Poetry

Author: Sheila Griffin Llanas
Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 9781464404313
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Nature poetry discovers the deep connection between humanity and nature. Beyond describing the wild beauty found in nature, the poetry discusses nature's impact on humans and people's impact on nature. Author Sheila Griffin Llanas explores eight poems and poets, with chapters on William Wordsworth, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and five others. Accompanied by biographical information on the poet and end-of-chapter questions for further study, Llanas closely examines each poem, including detailed analysis of form, content, poetic technique, and theme, encouraging readers to develop the tools to understand and appreciate poetry.

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.

Earth My Likeness

Author: Walt Whitman
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781556439100
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Poetry

Viktoras Kulvinskas, co-founder of the Hippocrates Health Institute in Boston with Ann Wigmore, is considered to be the grandfather of the living foods movement and has a huge following

In the First Country of Places

Author: Louise Chawla
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791420744
Release Date: 1994-09-08
Genre: Philosophy

These authors describe their relationships with nature and childhood in the context of major Western traditions of philosophy and religion. Each poet confronts the Western image of an alien nature within which histories of individuals are insignificant, and three poets elaborate alternative versions of connection with nature and their own past.

British Labouring Class Nature Poetry 1730 1837

Author: B. Keegan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230583900
Release Date: 2008-05-29
Genre: Literary Criticism

This study shows how poets worked within and against the available forms of nature writing to challenge their place within physical, political, and cultural landscapes. Looking at the treatment of different ecosystems, it argues that writing about the environment allowed labouring-class poets to explore important social and aesthetic questions.

The Poetry of Nature

Author: John T. Carpenter
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 9781588396549
Release Date: 2018-02-26
Genre: Art

With a shared reverence for the arts of Japan, T. Richard Fishbein and his wife, Estelle P. Bender assembled an outstanding and diverse collection of paintings of the Edo period (1615 – 1868). The Poetry of Nature offers an in-depth look at more than forty works from their collection that together trace the development of the major schools and movements of the era — Rinpa, Nanga, Zen, Maruyama-Shijō, and Ukiyo-e — from their roots in Heian court culture and the Kano and Tosa artistic lineages that preceded them. Insightful essays by John T. Carpenter and Midori Oka reveal a unifying theme — the celebration of the natural world — expressed in varied forms, from the bold, graphic manner of Rinpa to the muted sensitivity of Nanga. Lavishly illustrated, these works draw particular focus to the unique intertwinement of poetry and the pictorial arts that is fundamental to the Japanese tradition. In addition to providing new readings and translations of Japanese and Chinese poems, The Poetry of Nature sheds new light on the ways in which Edo artists used verse to transform their paintings into a hybrid literary and visual art. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Verdana}

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.