An Anthology of Poetry
Edited by Angela King and Sue Clifford for Common Ground
With a Foreword by Adam Nicholson
Fields and meadows lie near the heart of our understanding of nature. Yet they are under increasing attack: from development, from intensive agriculture, including agrochemicals, and now from genetic engineering. Their essential qualities, and changing character through time and the seasons, have been celebrated over the centuries by poets, who illuminate the real partnership between humankind and the nature that fields - the unwritten history of our relationship with the land - represent.
This anthology brings together the work of more than ninety poets, ancient and modern, including Wendell Berry, John Betjeman, John Burnside, Helen Dunmore, Ivor Gurney, Thomas Hardy, Seamus Heaney, Elizabeth Jennings, John Keats, Alice Oswald, Kathleen Raine and Walt Whitman.
Published in the UK by Green Books.
Within Europe, Asia, Africa and Australasia, Field Days is available from bookshops or direct from Common Ground, - visit our FIELD DAYS PUBLICATIONS PAGE for more details.
In North America it is published by Chelsea Green
Read We Field-Women by Thomas Hardy