Can poetry save the earth? : a field guide to nature poems
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New Haven : Yale University Press, [2009].
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Central Adult Nonfiction
811.009 FELST
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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.

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Book
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xiv, 396 pages, 24 unnumbered pagesof plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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English
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0300137508 (cloth : alk. paper), 9780300137507 (cloth : alk. paper)

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-372) and index.
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Felstiner, J. (2009). Can poetry save the earth?: a field guide to nature poems. New Haven: Yale University Press.

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Felstiner, John. 2009. Can Poetry Save the Earth?: A Field Guide to Nature Poems. New Haven: Yale University Press.

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Felstiner, John, Can Poetry Save the Earth?: A Field Guide to Nature Poems. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009.

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Felstiner, John. Can Poetry Save the Earth?: A Field Guide to Nature Poems. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009. Print.

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