Trinity University Press

The Ecopoetry Anthology

Ann Fisher-Wirth (editor), Laura-Gray Street (editor), Robert Hass (introduction)

As the critic R. P. Blackmur said, poetry “adds to the stock of available reality.” In The Ecopoetry Anthology, editors Ann Fisher-Wirth and Laura-Gray Street present hundreds of poems that add to our reality about the natural world, its beauties and its degradations. This groundbreaking collection has the capacity to transform people's lives aesthetically and politically. Poetry's eloquent and ineffable power can work to enhance our understanding of the world beyond the human and lead us to act with more respect, humility, and stewardship toward the environment.

The poets collected here, of wide-ranging talents, backgrounds, and beliefs, speak in many voices to reinforce the most critical story of our time: that we must love and care for the planet and appreciate the integrated biological beauty that sustains us, or lose the only world we've got.

Some key features: 

  • The Ecopoetry Anthology is the most comprehensive collection yet of American poetry about nature and the environment, stressing our relationship to the other-than-human world
  • Includes an introduction by the former U.S. poet laureate Robert Hass
  • Begins with a historical section (mid-nineteenth to mid-twentieth century) of more than 80 poems by 30 poets—from Walt Whitman to Ezra Pound, Hart Crane, Langston Hughes, Elizabeth Bishop, Muriel Rukeyser, and Denise Levertov
  • Contains an alphabetically arranged contemporary section includes work written from 1960 onward providing voices relevant to our natural world and its challenges
  • Contains 320 poems by 176 poets as diverse as John Ashbery, Wendell Berry, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Lucille Clifton, Louise Erdrich, Joy Harjo, Brenda Hillman, Jane Hirshfield, Tony Hoagland, W. S. Merwin, Naomi Shihab Nye, Mary Oliver, Donald Revell, Ed Roberson, Benjamin Alire Saenz, Gary Snyder, and C. D. Wright

Contributors

  • A. R. Ammons
  • Karen Leona Anderson
  • Christopher Arigo
  • Rae Armantrout
  • John Ashbery
  • Jimmy Santiago Baca
  • Juliana Baggott
  • Ellen Bass
  • Dan Beachy-Quick
  • Lois Beardslee
  • Sandra Beasley
  • Marvin Bell
  • Dan Bellm
  • Stephen Vincent Benét
  • Margo Berdeshevsky
  • Wendell Berry
  • Mei-mei Berssenbrugge
  • Linda Bierds
  • Elizabeth Bishop
  • Ralph Black
  • Robert Bly
  • Marianne Boruch
  • Annie Boutelle
  • Elizabeth Bradfield
  • Sterling A. Brown
  • Laynie Browne
  • Derick Burleson
  • Cyrus Cassells
  • Grace Cavalieri
  • Lorna Dee Cervantes
  • Jennifer Chang
  • Patricia Clark
  • Lucille Clifton
  • Henri Cole
  • Jack Collom
  • Julia Connor
  • Matthew Cooperman
  • Hart Crane
  • e. e. cummings
  • Stephen Cushman
  • H. D.
  • Kwame Dawes
  • Alison Hawthorne Deming
  • James Dickey
  • Emily Dickinson
  • Deborah Digges
  • Elizabeth Dodd
  • Sharon Dolin
  • Robert Duncan
  • Camille T. Dungy
  • Rachel Blau DuPlessis
  • Tim Earley
  • Larry Eigner
  • T. S. Eliot
  • Louise Erdrich
  • William Everson
  • B. H. Fairchild
  • Patricia Fargnoli
  • Annie Finch
  • Jessica Fisher
  • Ann Fisher-Wirth
  • Lisa Fishman
  • Kathleen Flenniken
  • Carolyn Forché
  • Carol Frost
  • Robert Frost
  • Juan Carlos Galeano
  • Brendan Galvin
  • James Galvin
  • Forrest Gander
  • C. S. Giscombe
  • Peter Gizzi
  • Louise Glück
  • Ray Gonzalez
  • Charles Goodrich
  • Jorie Graham
  • Michael Gregory
  • Tami Haaland
  • John Haines
  • Donald Hall
  • Joy Harjo
  • Lola Haskins
  • Robert Hass
  • Brooks Haxton
  • Robert Hayden
  • Chris Hayes
  • Allison Hedge Coke
  • William Heyen
  • Brenda Hillman
  • Jane Hirshfield
  • H. L. Hix
  • Tony Hoagland
  • Richard Hoffman
  • Linda Hogan
  • Cynthia Hogue
  • Langston Hughes
  • Richard Hugo
  • Luisa Igloria
  • Robinson Jeffers
  • Ronald Johnson
  • Rodney Jones
  • Judy Jordan
  • Brigit Pegeen Kelly
  • Galway Kinnell
  • Yusef Komunyakaa
  • Ted Kooser
  • Maxine Kumin
  • Stanley Kunitz
  • Dorianne Laux
  • Patrick Lawler
  • Jay Leeming
  • Shara Lessley
  • Denise Levertov
  • Philip Levine
  • Larry Levis
  • Audre Lorde
  • Anne Marie Macari
  • Kelly Madigan
  • Davis McCombs
  • Jane Mead
  • Sandra Meek
  • W. S. Merwin
  • Deborah Miranda
  • Thorpe Moeckel
  • Patricia Monaghan
  • Marianne Moore
  • Richard O. Moore
  • Lori Anderson Moseman
  • Harryette Mullen
  • Lorine Niedecker
  • Naomi Shihab Nye
  • Dg Nanouk Okpik
  • Mary Oliver
  • Charles Olson
  • George Oppen
  • Alicia Ostriker
  • Michael Palmer
  • G. E. Patterson
  • Lucia Perillo
  • Jim Peterson
  • Ezra Pound
  • D. A. Powell
  • John Pursley III
  • Bernard Quetchenbach
  • Janisse Ray
  • Srikanth Reddy
  • Carter Revard
  • Donald Revell
  • Kenneth Rexroth
  • Adrienne Rich
  • Alberto Rios
  • Ed Roberson
  • Theodore Roethke
  • Pattiann Rogers
  • William Pitt Root
  • Michael Rothenberg
  • Muriel Rukeyser
  • Ira Sadoff
  • Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  • Craig Santos Perez
  • James Schuyler
  • Tim Seibles
  • Anthony Seidman
  • Martha Serpas
  • Eric Paul Shaffer
  • Derek Sheffield
  • Reginald Shepherd
  • Evie Shockley
  • Gary Short
  • Kevin Simmonds
  • giovanni singleton
  • Jonathan Skinner
  • Charlie Smith
  • Patricia Smith
  • Gary Snyder
  • Juliana Spahr
  • William Stafford
  • Gerald Stern
  • Wallace Stevens
  • Susan Stewart
  • Sheryl St. Germain
  • Laura-Gray Street
  • Arthur Sze
  • Nathaniel Tarn
  • Susan Terris
  • Jeffrey Thomson
  • Jean Toomer
  • Melissa Tuckey
  • Chase Twichell
  • Pamela Uschuk
  • Jean Valentine
  • Ellen Bryant Voigt
  • Gyorgyi Voros
  • Frank X. Walker
  • Emily Warn
  • Rosanna Warren
  • Eliot Weinberger
  • Joel Weishaus
  • Lesley Wheeler
  • Walt Whitman
  • C. K. Williams
  • Susan Settlemyre Williams
  • William Carlos Williams
  • C. D. Wright
  • Charles Wright
  • William Wright Robert Wrigley  

    Praise

    “The strength of The Ecopoetry Anthology is in its companionable, earthbound perspective, poem after poem. Cutting a broad swath from "the natural history of tears" (Peter Gizzi) to "surreal/popcorn surrounded by the reborn" (Jack Collom), the editors have assembled, with curatorial finesse, a genuine constellation of feisty, testy, funny, worried, disconcerted, perplexed, grieving, and roaring poems.”

    Chicago Review

    “I’ve always thought poetry could change the world, and with the best energies of Robert Hass, Ann Fisher-Wirth and Laura-Gray Street, and these assembled poets, I believe we have a chance.”

    Washington Independent Review of Books

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    Paperback

    • Price: $24.95 buy »
    • Pages: 696
    • Published: Feb 2013
    • Status: Available
    • ISBN: 9781595341464

    Ebook

    • Price: $24.95 buy »
    • Size: 6 x 9
    • Published: Feb 2013
    • Status: Available
    • ISBN: 9781595341457

    Subjects

    Ecology, Nature, Anthology, Poetry