Robinson Jeffers is one of the most sublime and neglected eco-poets of America. Once a figure of almost cultish veneration, a few decades after his death in 1962 he became all but forgotten, a formidable writer virtually erased from the literary canon. And yet his work, now mostly out of print, speaks powerfully of our current ecological predicament and our frayed sense of occupying a world where technological ‘advances’ are paradoxically bringing us ever closer to the apocalyptic edge. A late and fierce Romantic, he is a prophet of eco-consciousness and stands in need of reclamation.

The ...


There are approximately 1163 more words in this article.

To read the rest of this article, please buy this issue, or join the Resurgence Trust. As a member you will receive access to the complete archive of magazines from May 1966.

Buy Issue Join Us

If you are already a member, please Sign in