What Sparks Poetry is a serialized feature that explores experiences and ideas that spark the writing of new poems.
In Ecopoetry Now, poets from Canada, Mexico, and the US engage in an ecopoetic conversation across borders. In poems, poetics statements, and reading lists, their work describes important local differences, including of bioregion and native language, as well as a shared concern for the Earth. We hope to highlight poetry’s integral role in creating and sustaining a broadly ecological imagination that is most alive when biologically, culturally, and linguistically diverse.
Eight thousand seven hundred kilometers or 4700 nautical miles away, a forest has been blazing for days now.
A plane sent to smother the fire crashed and became one with the flames; that’s what the news said.
Each member of our diverse board selects poems for our daily poem feature and works with us to identify new outstanding, interesting publications for our thousands of daily readers.