EcoPoetry: Social Revolution
Tutor: Fiona Gault
This form of poetry has secured its deepest roots in the US, mainly due to the countercultural Beat movement, which has had a powerful influence on the American cultural scene. It has been associated with the development of the civil rights movement and environmental social changes which prioritise inclusivity, equality and freedom.
RECOMMENDED READING: Earth Songs: A Resurgency anthology of contemporary eco-poetry, Peter Abbs (ed), Green Books Ltd: Howl and Other Poems, Allen Ginsberg, City Lights, Martino Publishing