Gary Snyder's poem on the healing and enlightenment we need to find as a race in order to once again locate ourselves in earth's valleys and pastures.
Published thirty years after it was written, Nan Shepherd's nature memoir describes a very physical intimacy that grew and developed through the author's exploration of the Cairngorm Mountains.
In Tufas, Julia Park Tracey offers a simple and quiet poem focused on the landscape and nature, with a sense of tragidy that's only hinted at through her words.
Laura Scahffer's haunting and lovely poem delves into the challenges of place and setting, flipping the theme of a bucolic idyll on its head.
For Wendy Blaxland, That Wind is a poetic response to what happens in her immediate natural world.
With her book, Earth's Wild Music, Kathleen Dean Moore asks, what can we do in the midst of so much extinction? What is our moral imperative?
'We all age. We all die. We all should keep trying to rise to the sunlight. Saplings will learn from this determined climb.'
Vanessa writes that her poem, Amnesia was written while she stared out from her study-room window, focused on school and the trappings of societal life: 'I felt thankful for the decision I made to move up to a small town in Mt. Hood, where I could still communicate through technology, besides the part time job… Continue reading Vanessa Watters – Amnesia
"As the boundaries closed in, and still do, I notice that my world is large and detailed enough to locate all of my questions, and for that I am thankful."
A dive into the particulars of beekeeping, 'the oldest form of agriculture' and a homage to the symmetry and symbiosis of bees, honeycombs and flowers.