This landmark anthology, 100 Poems to Save the Earth,
presents a positive and determined impulse to change for the better how human beings interact with the environment. These imaginative, questing poems reveal our crisis as fundamentally a crisis of perception. We can no longer view Earth as a collection of resources to be exploited but must see it as the living web of connections and relationships that it is. The voices gathered call for ecological justice, an ethics of care for the earth and for each other. The eclectic mix of poets – rural and urban – link issues of social injustice and the need to protect the environment, emphasizing a sweeping urgency. The time for awareness building is over. This anthology, with its incisive Foreword, is a call to action to fight the threat facing the only planet we have. 100 Poems to Save the Earth
includes a mixture of the best new and established contemporary poets, like David Baker, Eavan Boland, Sean Bonney, EJ Burnett, Vahni Capildeo, Gillian Clarke, Tishani Doshi, Camille T. Dungy, Ross Gay, Mimi Khalvati, John Kinsella, Joanna Klink, Robert Minhinnick, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Pascale Petit, Roger Robinson, and George Szirtes. Poetry has the power to inspire thought and action. As these poems show, it speaks directly but is the opposite of simplistic; it can be subtle and allusive, consoling or incendiary. And it can play a part in saving the earth.