What do we mean by the term ‘eco-poetry’?

It is a very recent coinage and it captures a growing apprehension for the vulnerable state of our planet. Certainly, eco-poetry is a poetry to do with responsive connection: connection between ourselves and Nature, between human being and human being, and between our present frayed moment and our long historic past.

Indeed, one can envisage eco-poetry with three radiant faces. The first explores and witnesses our place in the natural world. The second affirms the healing power of love and empathy, which Buddhists name metta, Christians ...


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