Here: Poems for the Planet


Here: Poems for the Planet is a lovesong to a planet in crisis. Summoning a chorus of over 125 diverse poetic voices—including Mary Oliver, Robert Hass, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Ross Gay, W.S. Merwin, Natalie Diaz, Kimiko Hahn, and others—this anthology approaches the impending environmental crisis with a sense of urgency and hopefulness.

Now is the time for this book, as it seeks to galvanize readers, students, teachers, philanthropists, and everyday people to address the realities of climate change head on and become individual catalysts for change. Here looks at the world with a renewed sense of courage, fighting fear that so often leads to indifference and cynicism. The anthology also includes an activist guide, created in tandem with the Union of Concerned Scientists, and an introduction by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. With these poems, we hope you will see with new eyes what the astronauts saw the first time they peered down from space at our tiny world.

Edited by UCS member Elizabeth J. Coleman.

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Copper Canyon Press (April 23, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1556595417
  • ISBN-13: 978-1556595417

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