You Are Here: Poetry in the Natural World (Hardcover)

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You Are Here: Poetry in the Natural World (Hardcover)

By Ada Limón (Editor)


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Poet Laureate Ada Limon (2022), in association with the Library of Congress, edited this collection of fifty contemporary poets that marry nature and poetry with poems that speak to our changed and changing landscape. Poets included: former U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo; Pulitzer Prize winners Jericho Brown, Carl Phillips and Diane Suess; and PEN/Voelcker Award winners Victoria Chang and Rigoberto González, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, among others.

"I believe the way we respond to this crucial moment on our planet could define humanity forever. In conceiving of the project, I wanted something that could both praise our sacred and natural wonders and also speak the complex truths of this urgent time." - Ada Limon

— From Vicki (2023-2024)

NATIONAL BESTSELLER "Whoever you are, you will find yourself and your own world in the expansiveness of this collection."
-Margaret Renkl, New York Times
"A lovely book to take with you to read at the end of your next hike."
-Los Angeles Times
Published in association with the Library of Congress and edited by the twenty-fourth Poet Laureate of the United States, a singular collection of poems reflecting on our relationship to the natural world by fifty of our most celebrated contemporary writers. In recent years, our poetic landscape has evolved in profound and exciting ways. So has our planet. Edited and introduced by the twenty-fourth Poet Laureate of the United States, Ada Lim n, this book challenges what we think we know about "nature poetry," illuminating the myriad ways our landscapes--both literal and literary--are changing.You Are Here features fifty previously unpublished poems from some of the nation's most accomplished poets, including Joy Harjo, Diane Seuss, Rigoberto Gonz lez, Jericho Brown, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Paul Tran, and more. Each poem engages with its author's local landscape--be it the breathtaking variety of flora in a national park, or a lone tree flowering persistently by a bus stop--offering an intimate model of how we relate to the world around us and a beautifully diverse range of voices from across the United States.Joyful and provocative, wondrous and urgent, this singular collection of poems offers a lyrical reimagining of what "nature" and "poetry" are today, inviting readers to experience both anew.

Product Details ISBN: 9781571315687
ISBN-10: 1571315683
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2024
Pages: 176
Language: English