Eco-poetry is not primarily a matter of style. The term does not refer to a particular pattern of composition, metrical or otherwise. As the poems gathered here demonstrate, eco-poetry may be wheeling free verse, or formal metre and rhyme, or a variant moving somewhere between the two. What matters is not the manner, but the content. Eco-poetry exists to bring out, in a million nuanced ways, the symbiosis of Nature and psyche: the way in which each thing and each event is connected to the intricate and reciprocal web of life. At the moment, when so many species are close to extinction and our ...


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