Two recent volumes of poetry demonstrate the growing power and authority of ecological poetry: poetry that affirms our place in Nature as verbal witnesses, sensitive participants and ethical protectors.

Helen Moore’s new volume, Hedge Fund, is explicitly about survival. The poems are lyrical, but they often have a cutting political edge, exposing the ways in which an unfettered capitalism is threatening the beauty and diversity of our planet. Memorably, she counts the sad gaps in our hedgerows and enumerates the losses.

Lynne Wycherley’s new and selected poems, Listening to ...


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