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You are here : poetry in the natural world

Limón, Ada, (editor.). Hayden, Carla Diane, 1952- (writer of foreword.). Eged, Enikö Katalin, (illustrator.).

Summary: "For many years, "nature poetry" has evoked images of Romantic poets standing on mountain tops. But our poetic landscape has changed dramatically, and so has our planet. Edited and introduced by the twenty-fourth Poet Laureate of the United States, Ada Limón, this book challenges what we think we know about "nature poetry," illuminating the myriad ways our landscapes--both literal and literary--are changing. You Are Here features fifty previously unpublished poems from some of the nation's most accomplished poets, including Joy Harjo, Diane Seuss, Rigoberto González, Jericho Brown, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Paul Tran, and more. Each poem engages with its author's local landscape--be it the breathtaking variety of flora in a national park, or a lone tree flowering persistently by a bus stop--offering an intimate model of how we relate to the world around us and a beautifully diverse range of voices from across the United States. Joyful and provocative, wondrous and urgent, this singular collection of poems offers a lyrical reimagining of what "nature" and "poetry" are today, inviting readers to experience both anew."--

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781571317926
  • ISBN: 1571315683
  • ISBN: 9781571315687
  • Physical Description: 151 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, in association with the Library of Congress, 2024.

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General Note:
Includes index.
"Published in association with the Library of Congress and edited by the twenty-fourth Poet Laureate of the United States, a singular collection of fifty poems reflecting on our relationship to the natural world by our most celebrated writers"-- Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note: Foreword / Carla Hayden -- Introduction / Ada Límón -- You belong to the world / Carrie Fountain -- When the fact of your gaze means nothing, then you are truly alongside / Donika Kelly -- Eat / Joy Harjo -- Snapdragon / Kevin Young -- To a blossoming Saguaro / Eduardo C. Corral -- Nature, which cannot be driven to / Diane Seuss -- A woman with a bird / Victoria Chang -- An inn for the coven / Gabrielle Calvocoressi -- Tower / Khadijah Queen -- You must be present / José Olivarez -- Redwoods / Dorainne Laux -- Parkside & Ocean / B Ferguson -- Aia i hea ka wai o Lahaina? / Brandy Nālani McDougall, Dana Naone Hall, No'u Revilla, -- Lullaby for the grieving / Ashley M. Jones -- Letters / Ilya Kaminsky -- We love in the only ways we can / Carl Phillips -- Unendangered moths of the mid-twentieth century / Brenda Hillman -- Bad wolf / Laura Da' -- Rabbitbrush / Molly McCully Brown -- Lighthouse / Ellen Bass -- Mouth of the canyon / Traci Brimhall -- Aerial view / Jericho Brown -- Canine superpowers / Michael Kleber-Diggs -- Four Freedoms Park / Monica Youn -- There are more ways to show devotion / Hanif Abdurraqib -- Close-knit flower sack / Cedar Sigo -- Night shift in the home for convalescents / Carolyn Forché -- Quemado, Texas / Analicia Sotelo -- Hackberry / Cecily Parks -- Two deer in a Southside cemetery / Danez Smith -- Walking the land / Paul Guest -- Taking the magnolia / Paisley Rekdal -- It was summer. The wind blew / Matthew Zapruder -- I am learning to find the horizons of peace / Prageeta Sharma -- Beneath the Perseids / Roger Reeves -- The man in 119 / Kazim Ali -- No ethical transition under late capitalism / Torrin A. Greathouse -- Summer songs / Rigoberto González -- Darkling I listen / Adam Clay -- Remembering a honeymoon hike near Drakes Bay, California, while I cook dinner at the feet of Colorado's Front Range / Camille T. Dungy -- Manifesto of fragility / Terraform / Erika Meitner -- If fire / Jake Skeets -- Terroir / Paul Tran -- Staircase / Jason Schneiderman -- To think of Italy while climbing the Saunders-Monticello Trail / Kiki Petrosino -- Heliophilia / Aimee Nezhukumatathil -- Central Iowa, Scenic Overlook / Jennifer L. Knox -- Twenty minutes in the backyard / Alberto Ríos -- To little Black girls, risking flower / Patricia Smith -- Reasons to live / Ruth Awad.
Subject: Nature Poetry
Nature Poésie
American poetry
Genre: Écopoésie.

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