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Wild Song: Poems of the Natural World Paperback – April 1, 1998
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One of the finest recent collections of poetry of place . . . [Wild Song] should find a lasting place on any poetry lover's shelf.(Oregon Life)
[John] Daniel . . . has done a terrific job of gathering these poems. Deborah Randolph Wildman's visually tasty cover art and woodcut illustrations help set the tone for the collection―a wilderness sampler that goes down smoothly.(Eugene Weekly)
From the Back Cover
Poetry - as beautifully and variously demonstrated in Wild Song - can bring us closer to the natural world in all its grit and glory. Along with a scientific understanding of nature, we need just as crucially - more crucially, perhaps - a revived imaginal awareness, a knowledge based in heart and body. The diverse poems in this collection, most of them first published in Wilderness magazine, offer visions of the wildness within and around us all the time, even in the places we have altered most. Gathered here are eighty-three poems by eminent poets and emerging talents, highlighted by Deborah Randolph Wildman's evocative illustrations. These poems decry ecological injuries, celebrate nature's beauties, point to its many mysteries, and bear witness to our ever-available opportunity to recognize ourselves as rightful members of the evolutionary flow of earthly life.