a festivus for the rest of us
"For me, ecological poetry is poetry created to raise an awareness in the reader/listener of the natural world’s preciousness and current precariousness. It may speak directly of nature, for example, in recognition of nature’s beauty, diversity and mystery. It may speak obliquely – after all, metaphor is key to poetry. It aspires to give nature a human voice, that we speak up for those living beings who cannot speak for themselves. It may also present us with a mirror in which we can observe the greed, ignorance and apathy of a species that is sabotaging its own life-support system."
Ian McLachlan, 2020