"I hope this collection reminds many readers, including some who may not regularly read The Amicus Journal, of the vitality and interest of the poems that Brian Swann has been publishing in that magazine for years.... Metaphor is rooted in the living world, and the one subject is life itself, all of it."
—W. S. Merwin
"Swann's able editorial touch is evident, and makes this anthology more than simply a collection of good eco-poetry. Contributors' notes at the end are incisive, witty, and informative.... The poems in this selection inspire as well as teach.... this is a book that should be bought and read."
ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment
"You can dip in anywhere and come face-to-face with a clear-eyed, accessible, and luminous encounter in the realm of nature.... This book will serve as your friend for the backyard, the study, the city, or the forest."
About the Author
Brian Swann is professor of English at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. In addition to his scholarly work on Native American literature, he is the author of numerous volumes of poetry, fiction, and books for children. His recent publications include Wearing the Morning Star: Versions of Native American Song-poems and Turtle and the Race Around the Lake.