Soul of the Earth

Soul of the Earth21 Poets, 1 Planet… An anthology to inspire hope in humanity – full of ‘lifeboat poetry’, Soul of the Earth is life-affirming, accessible and profound. Challenging received wisdoms and pushing boundaries, these cutting edge poems are from living writers who all share a love of the Earth and haven’t given up on humans either.

From the pithy to the epic, there’s something here for all poetic tastes. All poems are from a new generation of writers concerned with the state of the planet – vivid, contemporary voices, daring to express and explore a eco-spiritual dimension to life on Earth; and in doing so, suggesting that a way out of our global ecological crisis of resources, financial meltdown and bankruptcy of the spirit is to look beyond the impasse of reductionist materialism, rapine capitalism and aggressive politics.

With contributions from poets from the USA, Canada, UK, New Zealand and Australia, this anthology reaches out across the globe to embrace the challenges and beauty of being alive on Earth in the 21st Century. Visit  for more details and order a copy, available December 21, 2010.

About Splabman

Poet & interviewer Paul E Nelson founded SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival. Since 1993, SPLAB has produced hundreds of poetry events & 600 hours of interview programming with legendary poets & whole systems activists including Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Joanne Kyger, Robin Blaser, Diane di Prima, Daphne Marlatt, Nate Mackey, George Bowering, Barry McKinnon, José Kozer, Brenda Hillman & many others. Paul’s books include American Prophets (interviews 1994-2012) (2018) American Sentences (2015) A Time Before Slaughter (2009) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (2013). Co-Editor of Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia (2015), 56 Days of August: Poetry Postcards (2017) and Samthology: A Tribute to Sam Hamill (2019) Make it True meets Medusario (2019), he’s presented poetry/poetics in London, Brussels, Nanaimo, Qinghai & Beijing, China, has had work translated into Spanish, Chinese & Portuguese & writes an American Sentence every day. Awarded a residency at The Lake, from the Morris Graves Foundation in Loleta, CA, he’s published work in Golden Handcuffs Review, Zen Monster, Hambone, and elsewhere. Winner of the 2014 Robin Blaser Award from The Capilano Review, he is engaged in a 20 year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia and lives in Rainier Beach, in the Cascadia bioregion’s Cedar River watershed.
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