What is ecopoetry?

Ecopoetry focuses on humanity’s relationship with the natural world; it implies responsibility, engagement and ecological integrity. James Sainsbury, Chairman of the Resurgence Trust, says:

“Ecopoets show us our true place as a living, breathing, integral part of the natural world, no more or less than any other part”.   The Resurgence Prize aims to highlight the role poetry can play in raising awareness, insight and concern for the ecological imperatives of our time.

For examples of ecopoems please see previous winners from 2015 and 2016.

 

 

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