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Can Poetry Save the Earth?: A Field Guide to Nature Poems

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Poems vivifying nature have gripped people for centuries. From Biblical timesand#160;toand#160;the present day, poetry has continuously drawn us to the natural world. In this thought-provoking book, John Felstiner explores the rich legacy of poems that take nature as their subject, and he demonstrates their force and beauty. In our own time of environmental crises, he contends, poetry has a unique capacity to restore our attention to our environment in its imperiled state. And, as we take heed, we may well become better stewards of the earth.

In forty brief and lucid chapters, Felstiner presents those voices that have most strongly spoken to and for the natural world. Poetsand#8212;from the Romantics through Whitman and Dickinson to Elizabeth Bishop and Gary Snyderand#8212;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.

Sixty color and black-and-white images, many seen for the first time, bearout visually the environmental imagination this book discoversand#8212;a poetic

legacy more vital now than ever.

About the Author

John Felstiner is professor of English, Stanford University. He lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300137507
Author:
Felstiner, John
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Nature in literature
Subject:
Ecology in literature.
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
22 color + 41 b/w illus.
Pages:
440
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 1.35 lb

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