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Awakening by Sam Love: an ecopoetry chapbook
Shortlisted for Best Anthology - Saboteur Awards 2020
Paperback. 128 pages. Photography, Art and Poetry.
Book guarantee: printed on FSC certified paper and posted using recycled packaging/carbon neutral packaging. 20% of the profits from this book will be donated to The Climate Coalition and WWF.
Fundraising total as of August 31st 2020: £194.51
Blurb: When the sciences and the arts begin to work together, a powerful force is created. This anthology was founded upon the belief that words have the power to change. Through poetry, photography and art, creatives across the globe, from the age of 8 to 80, have united to express the urgency of global warming, facing the facts but never losing hope.
"A new metaphor is as useful in the climate fight as a new solar panel design. We need poets engaged in this battle, and this volume is proof that in fact they're in the vanguard!"
- Bill McKibben, Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College and leader of the anti-carbon campaign group 350.org.
An anthology for our time
Poetry and Photography
Edited by Isabelle Kenyon
Foreword by Dr Michelle Cain, Science and Policy Research Associate, Oxford University
Featuring Emily Gellard Photography and a commissioned poem by Helen Mort.
Far from a doom and gloom autopsy of the contemporary environmental crisis, ‘Awakening’ indulges in fun. From the craziness of shipping bottled water 6,000 miles, to how bacteria evolves for a counterattack, this collection laughs at humanity’s war on nature. After reading Love’s poetry, you will never look at nature in the same way.
"Sam's musings on planetary survival emerged out of his pioneering work in the civil rights and environmental movements a half century ago, but have not stopped deepening. May the awakenings which have come to this big-hearted poet ripple out to transform our entire society, for Sam Love has become our modern-day Walt Whitman, a beam of light in this moment of darkness."
- Dr. Gary Paul Nabhan, Author and Research Scientist on Southwestern Borderlands Food and Water Security at the University of Arizona.
“I generally find contemporary poetry overly pretentious, and intentionally opaque, but Sam’s poetry is lucid and provocative. Fifty years ago, as one of the first Earth Day regional organizers, Sam played a key role in Earth Day’s mobilizing millions of people. Now Sam writes beautifully of environmental shame and hope.”
- Denis Hayes, President of the Bullitt Foundation and National Coordinator of the first Earth Day in 1970.
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