Since this week marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day AND also falls within National Poetry Month, we offer the following guide to some of the most important nature poetry …
Included are twelve essential nature poets whose work we continually read and re-read. Where possible, we’ve also included links to previously posted examples of their work on our website.
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1) Wendell Berry
The Kentucky Farmer-Poet is likely the greatest living nature poet. Wendell Berry has a habit of going out into the woods on his farm on Sundays and writing Sabbath poems about the life he finds there.
Wendell Berry – Seven Favorite Poems
Wendell Berry – Top 10 Online Recordings
A Sabbath Poem on Hope:
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