SOUL OF THE EARTH
the Awen anthology of Eco-spiritual Poetry
Edited by Jay Ramsay
Afterword by Anthony Nanson
Soul of the Earth is an anthology of poetry to inspire hope in humanity. Beautifully crafted, yet challenging received wisdom and pushing boundaries, these are cutting-edge poems from a new generation of writers who share a love of the Earth and haven't given up on humans either. In poems as light as a butterfly and as wild as a storm, you'll discover ivid, contemporary voices that dare to explore a spiritual dimension to life on Earth and, in doing so, imply that a way out of our global crisis of ecological breakdown, financial meltdown, and bankruptcy of the spirit is to look beyond the impasse of materialism. With contributions from poets in the USA, Canada, UK, New Zealand and Australia, this anthology reaches out across the planet to embrace the challenges and blessings of being alive on the Earth in the twenty-first century.
'All real poetry seeks to 'renew the face of the earth' - and so to resist the exploting, banalization or defacing of what lies around us. I hope this collection will serve the renewal of vision we so badly need'. Dr Rowan Williams
164pp, RRP £11.99 ISBN 978-1-906900-17-5