Category: Creative Nature Writing

Creative writers exploring their relationship to the natural world

Lorraine Shannon—Eco-poetry in the Garden

The poet/gardener Alice Oswald writes: “I don’t know anything lovelier than those free shocks of sound happening against the backsound of your heart … spadescrapes, birdsong, gravel, rain on polythene, macks moving, … seeds kept in paper, potatoes coming out of boxes, high small leaves or large head-height leaves being shaken, frost on grass … [...]
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Lorraine Shannon—Plant Speak

M.Hale, 1677 Though the Earth be not animated with a Sensible soul, yet it is possible that it may be a great, Immortal Vegetable. The latest buzz-word, this morning’s radio program informs me, is conversation. Everyone is apparently having ‘conversations’ about what ails us. The announcer lists endless reports on conversations, conversations within families, in [...]
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