Of Land, Bones, and Money
Toward a South African Ecopoetics
The South African literature of iimbongi, the oral poets of the amaXhosa people, has long shaped understandings of landscape and history and offered a forum for grappling with change. Of Land, Bones, and Money examines the shifting role of these poets in South African society and the ways in which they have helped inform responses to segregation, apartheid, the injustices of extractive capitalism, and contemporary politics in South Africa. Read more.
Between Dusk and Night
The travels that fill the pages of this mature and well-crafted first collection are the outward manifestation of an inward quest, the asking of the old but still essential questions: What is real? What is true? What is honourable? What is right? Yet these questions are new in that the poet is deeply concerned with the need to find a new paradigm, a new way to relate to the earth at this time of ever-heightening environmental crisis. Read more.
Anthologies and Edited Collections
WORDS on the Edge
Edited by Peter Rutledge Koch
Contributing editors Edwin Dobb, Jane Hirshfield, & Jan Zwicky
with an Introduction by Robert Bringhurst
WORDS on the Edge consists of twenty-six poems and lyrical texts addressing themes of nature and its irresponsible destruction.
Twenty-six notable poets, artists, and writers have been paired with an equal number of highly regarded letterpress printers from four countries. Each has been invited to produce an editioned broadside/print. Proceeds from sales of the portfolio go toward raising funds for the CODEX Foundation’s special project, EXTRACTION: Art on the Edge of the Abyss. Read more.
Geopoetics in Practice
Edited by Eric Magrane, Linda Russo, Sarah de Leeuw, Craig Santos Perez
This collection examines dynamic intersections of poetics and geography. Gathering the essays of an international cohort whose work converges at the crossroads of poetics and the material world, Geopoetics in Practice offers insights into poetry, place, ecology, and writing the world through a critical-creative geographic lens. Read more.
Reflections for Climate Changing Times
Edited by Catriona Sandilands
Rising Tides is a collection of short fiction, creative non-fiction, memoir and poetry addressing the past, present and future of climate change. Bringing stories about climate change—both catastrophic and subtle—closer to home, this new anthology inspires reflection, understanding, conversation and action. Read about the project.
Poems for the Pacific
Edited by Yvonne Blomer
While in the world of politics there are still climate change deniers, the poets watch the warming seas, the dying birds slicked in oil, the whales, the jellies, the sea otters and the octopus. Poets in this anthology include John Barton, Brian Brett, Bruce Cockburn, Lorna Crozier, Brenda Hillman, Gary Geddes, Steven Heighton, Patrick Lane, Arleen Paré, Melanie Siebert, Anne Simpson, Emily McGiffin, Patricia Young, Jan Zwicky and many more. Read more.