Can Poetry Save the Earth

In forty brief and lucid chapters, Felstiner presents those voices that have most strongly spoken to and for the natural world.

Author: John Felstiner

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300155530

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 440

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In forty brief and lucid chapters, Felstiner presents those voices that have most strongly spoken to and for the natural world. Poets- from the Romantics through Whitman and Dickinson to Elizabeth Bishop and Gary Snyder- have helped us envision such details as ocean winds eroding and rebuilding dunes in the same breath, wild deer freezing in our presence, and a person carving initials on a still-living stranded whale.

Global Perspectives on Eco Aesthetics and Eco Ethics

This essay is an affirmative answer to the seminal question put forward by John
Felstiner in the book Can Poetry Save the Earth? (2009). Lakshmi Chithra and
Swarnalatha Rangarajan's essay examines the deep entanglement of spirituality
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Author: Krishanu Maiti

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498598234

Category: Nature

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Global Perspectives on Eco-Aesthetics and Eco-Ethics: A Green Critique focuses on the interface of the Anthropocene, sustainability, ecological aesthetics, multispecies relationality, and the environment as reflected in literature and culture. This book examines how writers have addressed ecological crises and environmental challenges that transcend national, cultural, political, social, and linguistic borders. It demonstrates how, as the environmental humanities developed and emerged as a critical discipline, it generated a diverse range of interdisciplinary fields of study such as ecographics, ecodesign, ecocinema, ecotheology, ecofeminism, ethnobotany, ecolinguistics, and bioregionalism, and formed valuable, interdisciplinary networks of critique and advocacy—and its contemporary expansion is exceptionally salient to social, political, and public issues today.

The Beginning and End of the World

Yale University Press has even published a recent book about poetry and
ecology called Can Poetry Save the Earth? That volume's author, John Felstiner,
asks idealistically, If poems touch our full humanness, can they quicken
awareness ...

Author: Robert Crawford

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 0857900587

Category: History

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In a work of spectacular imagination and remarkable synthesis, poet Robert Crawford celebrates St Andrews, the first town in the world to have its people, buildings and natural environment thoroughly documented through photography. The Beginning and the End of the World tells the stories of several pioneering Scottish photographers, linking their work to one of the nineteenth century's most scandalous and hotly debated publications. Here is the extraordinary intellectual life of an eccentric society rich in apocalyptically-minded Victorian inventors and authors whose work has had an international impact. The protagonists include a very quarrelsome professor, a cello-playing ex-military golfer, a notorious scientist, a married couple coping with mental breakdown and a physician obsessed with sewage. In paying full attention to these people's inter-relationship, implicitly and explicitly this book suggests that their lasting legacies may have a bearing on our own arguments about environmental sustainability and the possibility of largescale extinction.

T S Eliot Poetry and Earth

Eliot, T. S. After Strange Gods: A Primer of Modern Heresy. London: Faber &
Faber, 1934. ———. Selected Prose. Ed. Frank Kermode. London: Faber & Faber
, 1980. Felstiner, John. Can Poetry Save the Earth? A Field Guide to Nature
Poems.

Author: Etienne Terblanche

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739189581

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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This book pursues a comprehensive reading of T. S. Eliot’s poetry as it engages with Earth. Finding that such engagement is pervasive in the poet’s oeuvre, the book offers a new perspective to critics intrigued by Eliot’s project, the modern poetic enterprise, ecocritical developments, and the vital intersections between these fields of reading.

Cosmopolitan Belongingness and War

Others understand Derrida to mean animal thinking is poetic, and poetry
emerges when we have thoughts like animals. See Peter Dayan, “The Time for
Poetry ... John Felstiner, Can Poetry Save the Earth? A Field Guide to Nature
Poems (New ...

Author: Matthew Leep

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438482450

Category: Social Science

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Offers a cosmopolitan account of war that blends sharp inquiry into interspecies politics with original poetry on animals, loss, and war. In Cosmopolitan Belongingness and War, Matthew Leep develops a cosmopolitan account of war that blends sharp inquiry into interspecies politics with original poetry on animals, loss, and war. Informed by the works of Jacques Derrida, this book is not only a somber and sobering exploration of the loss of animal lives during the Iraq War—from the initial US invasion to later struggles with ISIS—but also an imaginative tracing of animal experiences in “spectral-poetic moments.” By emphasizing elegies, poetic space, and multispecies belonging, Leep envisions the cosmopolitan text as a hybrid form of critical and poetic engagement with animal others. An insightful mix of cosmopolitan poetics, poetry, and analysis of the Iraq War in its multispecies entanglements, Cosmopolitan Belongingness and War connects contemporary concerns with political violence, memory, and interspecies politics to imagine a more spectral, posthumanist, and poetic cosmopolitanism. Interdisciplinary in scope, this book will engage scholars of international relations, political theory, US foreign policy, animal studies, poetry, and Derrida, as well as those interested in human-animal relations in perilous times. Matthew Leep is Instructor of Political Science at Western Governors University.

Michigan Quarterly Review

... Can Poetry Save the Earth ? / A Field Guide to Nature Poems ( Yale University
Press , 2009 ) ; he edited and translated Selected Poems and Prose of Paul
Celan ( Norton , 2001 ) and coedited Jewish American Literature : A Norton ...

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Abraka Humanities Review

The complementing role of art and science raises the question which Festiner (
2009 : 7 ) ask in Can Poetry Save the Earth ? “ What can poetry say , much less
do about global warming , sea rising , specie endangered and so and so on ?

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Publications of the Modern Language Association of America

Faulkner and Love Can Poetry Save the Earth ? The Women Who Shaped His
Art A Field Guide to Nature Poems Judith L. Sensibar John Felstiner " A
remarkable work of sleuthing , " Felstiner's text here is a series of researching ,
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Vertical Poetry

Author: Roberto Juarroz

Publisher: White Pine Press (NY)

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Category: Poetry

Page: 96

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Presents a new translation of selected poems from late in the Argentine poet's life.

Bible and Ecology

Felister, John. Can Poetry Save the Earth? A Field Guide to Nature Poems. New
Haven: Yale University Press, 2009. Fem, Richard L. Nature, God and Humanity:
Envisioning an Ethics of Nature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.

Author: Richard Bauckham

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Category: Bible

Page: 226

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In this well-argued and timely book, Bauckham considers the relationship of humans to the rest of creation.He argues that there is much more to the Bible’s understanding of this relationship than the mandate of human dominion given in Genesis 1, which has too often been used as a justification for domination and exploitation of the earth’s resources. He also critiques the notion of stewardship as being on the one hand presumptuous, and on the other too general a term to explain our key responsibilities in caring for the earth. In countering this, he considers other biblical perspectives, including the book of Job, the Psalms and the Gospels, and re-evaluates the biblical tradition of ‘dominion’, in favour of a ‘community of creation’.With its clear analysis and thought-provoking conclusions, The Bible and Ecology is an essential read for anyone interested in a biblically grounded approach to ecology.

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

Can Poetry Save the Earth ?: A Field Guide to Nature Poems . New Haven : Yale
University Press , 2009. [ One chapter , “ Nature was naked , and I was also ' :
Adamic Walt Whitman " ( 64-74 ) , examines Whitman as a nature poet who “
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Newsletter

John Felstiner , Can Poetry Save the Earth ? Yale , March 2009 , 440pp , h / bk ,
63 illus , £ 25 . Richard Bronk , The Romantic Economist , CUP , 400pp , p / bk , £
17 . A guide to how economists and other social scientists might broaden their ...

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Blake

Can Poetry Save the Earth ? A Field Guide to Nature Poems . New Haven : Yale
University Press , 2009. 34-38 , 361 . * Fenton , James . “ Colour Blind : James
Fenton wonders what William Blake really thought about slavery . " Guardian ...

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An illustrated quarterly.

The Virginia Spectator

Are there not miny passages in the poets , reader , on which you can lay your
liend and say , “ this grief is inine , only this ... it is der its ininence that humanity
feels greater than humanity , when poor selfish Carth can weep for the agony of
kindred earth . ... Do not think we mean that there can be no poetry save of
sorrow .

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101 Ways to Save the Earth

TV conservationist David Bellamy brings you facts on how to live an ecologically-sound life and conserve the planet! New edition using recycled paper and a brown card cover.

Author: David Bellamy

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9781845079246

Category: Environmental protection

Page: 32

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TV conservationist David Bellamy brings you facts on how to live an ecologically-sound life and conserve the planet! New edition using recycled paper and a brown card cover.

Stanford

The image now William Butler Yeats by a young poet in appears in Can Poetry
Save the Earth ? in 1936. The stone had inspired Yeats's poem both color and
black and white . “ With the “ Lapis Lazuli , ” penned shortly before his help of an
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Dancing Earth

All this informs their poetry and gives it a unique flavour. Much of the distinctiveness of their work is also the consequence of contemporary events, often marked by violence.

Author: Robin S. Ngangom

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 0143102206

Category: Indic poetry

Page: 326

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The poets of North-East India, though belonging to diverse spaces, cultures, languages and religions, share a common bond. It is a sensibility defined by a deep connection with the land; the overarching presence of nature in their lives; the predominance of myths and tribal folklore; and the search for an identity. All this informs their poetry and gives it a unique flavour. Much of the distinctiveness of their work is also the consequence of contemporary events, often marked by violence. Like its title poem The Dancing Earth , the anthology too, is a celebration of this life, in all its unpredictable variety, richness and contradictions. So while Thangjam Ibopishak writes I Want to be Killed By an Indian Bullet and Chandrakanta Murasingh speaks of a minister with neither inside nor outside , there are also Temsula Ao s poems about her stone-people ancestors; Mamang Dai s portraits of swift rivers and primeval forests; and the Shillong poets with their mist-shrouded pine slopes, red cherries and gridlocked streets.

The Study of Poetry

... may — if we read it even before we read the poem - save as much labour and
confusion without involving any risk . And perhaps to this mention of critical works
I may add a word on another way in which we can help ourselves to the
appreciation of ... What should such fellows as I do crawling between heaven and
earth ?

Author: Andrew Cecil Bradley

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The casquet of literature a selection in poetry and prose ed with notes by C Gibbon

No Puritan could have had head , and he seems at once ( granting him only less
poetry in him , less taste , less feeling , than sincerity , which he had , and that of a
right Laud himself . But is there no poetry save awful kind ) as complete a knight -
errant as words ? no drama save that which is presented ever watched and ... Is
this glorious earth , and the spurs , in fantastic Gothic chapel , beneath souls of ...

Author: Casket

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The New York Quarterly

Poetry can enrich the present , it can establish and solidify the past , it can guess
at the future . ... in South America who are either so ignorant or so vile that they
are destroying thousands of acres of trees and forests to make more money but at
the cost of harm to the whole planet . ... This brings me up to the astonishing
suggestion in the communication I received yesterday . can poetry save the world
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