Scottish Writers' Centre
The Earth is Our Home Anthology Launch (Hybrid Event)
Tue 6 September 2022
Image Credit: Gerry Loose
Join us as we host the launch of, “The Earth is Our Home” a new anthology of 19 Scottish poets, on the climate emergency, refugee/migrant crises, social justice and peace.
World Poetry Movement Scotland, in association with Mythic Horse Press and Playspace Publications is pleased to announce the publication of The Earth is Our Home. WPM Scotland is affiliated to the World Poetry Movement.
This is a hybrid event please book an online ticket to receive the link.
THE EARTH IS OUR HOME
Even when you take to the woods,
you’re taking political steps
on political grounds.
Apolitical poems are also political,
and above all shines a moon
no longer purely lunar.
From a long look at the deep ecologies of the past, to personal intimations of compassion, the 19 poets in this anthology, among the best in Scotland, give their various all to articulate what Shelley wrote in his “The Defence of Poetry” that ‘poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world’. Thus by simply writing verse, poets use the tools of poetry – words – without threat or menace, to provide an exemplary alternative to strife, to the way we are destroying ourselves and our home.
—Gerry Loose (from the introduction)
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