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Can Poetry Save the Earth?: A Field Guide to Nature Poems by John Felstiner pdf epub fb2

Can Poetry Save the Earth?: A Field Guide to Nature Poems Author: John Felstiner
Title: Can Poetry Save the Earth?: A Field Guide to Nature Poems
ISBN: 0300137508
ISBN13: 978-0300137507
Other Formats: lrf mbr mobi lit
Pages: 440 pages
Publisher: Yale University Press; 1st edition (April 7, 2009)
Language: English
Category: Literature & Fiction
Size PDF version: 1731 kb
Size EPUB version: 1617 kb
Subcategory: History & Criticism




Poems vivifying nature have gripped people for centuries. From Biblical times to 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. 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.

Sixty color and black-and-white images, many seen for the first time, bear

out visually the environmental imagination this book discovers—a poetic

legacy more vital now than ever.