I am honored to have two poems included in the fabulous new anthology of tree poetry, WORTH MORE STANDING, edited by Christine Lowther, and published this month by Caitlin Press. There will be many local launch events for this important and lyrical testament to the power of trees and forests.
If you are on Vancouver Island, come join us for the Nanaimo launch on Saturday, May 28 at Nanaimo Harbourfront Library (90 Commercial Street), from 1:00-3:00 pm.
Listen to poetry readings and share in passionate love for forests, individual trees, and their significance to us all.
Poets who will be in attendance to share their work from the anthology include Sonnet L’Abbé, Leanne McIntosh, Ann Graham Walker. Rhona McAdam, Kyeren Regher, Nicole Moen, Sheena Robinson, Kim Goldberg, and possibly more to be confirmed.
Copies will be available for purchase at the event from local Nanaimo bookseller WindowSeat Books.
“In WORTH MORE STANDING, celebrated poets and activists pay homage to the ghosts of lost forests and issue a rallying cry to protect remaining ancient giants and restore uncolonized spaces. Themes of connection, ecology, grief, and protection are explored through poems about trees and forests written by an impressive number of influential poets, several of whom have attended the recent Fairy Creek blockades and still others who defended old growth ecosystems in Clayoquot Sound nearly 30 years ago.” –Caitlin Press
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Here is one of my two poems from WORTH MORE STANDING, which I will be reading at the Nanaimo launch.
(Notes: Thuja plicata is the Latin name for Western Redcedar. People suffering from electrosensitivity find respite in deep forests, which shield against the penetrating frequencies of wireless radiation.)