Earth – Our Common Ground is possibly the most important anthology in the UK this year of japanese poetry in English. 25% of profits will be donated to frackfreeryedale.org.
Earth – Our Common Ground, edited by Claire Everett at Skylark Publishing. I am very proud to have two tanka poems in what can be described as eco-tanka-poetry.
The came about as a result of a decision made by North Yorkshire Country Councillors in May 2016 to approve a bid by Third Energy to extract shale gas at a site near Kirby Mistperton in Ryedale, an area of the North Yorkshire Moors.
Featuring the work of over 100 poets, this Song of Short Songs “is a skein of love, longing and loss, pleasure and pain, despair and wonder- for all of earth-kind, be they termite beings, jaguar beings, rock beings, tree beings or human beings…” (adapted from the foreword by Claire Everett.
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