Ecopoetry is poetry for a new age of awareness and Helen Moore is a leading light in this probing, ground breaking genre.
Imagine if we were to create a more constructive and hopeful alternative to the human-centred ‘Anthropocene’, named by the great theologian Thomas Berry as the ‘Ecozoic Era’.
In this new era we will live in harmony ‘with the Earth as our community’, in great contrast to the ravages caused by the growth and impacts of industrial civilisation on our planetary ecosystems.
ECOZOA is Helen Moore’s response to the destruction caused by industrial civilisation. Her poetry articulates a new future with a powerful, passionate and visionary voice.
ECOZOA unflinchingly, often humorously, addresses themes such as:
– Fracking and climate change
– Resource depletion and species extinction from unchecked industrial capitalism
– A celebration of the power of interconnection in the Gaian vision
– The many facets of the feminine and the beauty of Mother Earth.
“This is nothing less than a declaration of nature’s independence, a manifesto for human engagement that is inclusive, respectful and aware of the impact all of us make in our day-to-day lives on the earth’s living body. In Moore is a feminist-Ginsberg-channelling-Blake – a voice we need, a voice that will not be silenced by vested interests. Though deeply crafted, these poems are no mere ornaments for our consumption… there’s a terrible beauty that needs to be understood as an affirmation of all existence. If the poems hold to account, the book offers us a means of healing – it is a milestone in the journey of ecopoetics.”
John Kinsella, one of Australia’s leading literary figures, a lauded poet, novelist, critic, essayist and editor, and Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge
Published: February 2015
Size: 216 x 140mm
Helen will be performing her work in the following venues and events:
14th March – Reading at The Universe Story event @ The Barbican, London http://www.greenspirit.org.uk/uni-story-event/
10th April – Reading at the launch of ‘The Oranges of Revolution’, with Clare Saponia and others, The Poetry Place, London. https://www.facebook.com/events/942151585802826/
19th April – Reading at the Torriano Meeting House, London, 7.30pmhttps://torrianomeetinghouse.wordpress.com/
20th April – Guest poet at Frome Poetry Café, with Peter Please, from 7.30pm at the Garden Café, Frome
22nd April – Book launch at the Hunting Raven Bookshop, Cheap St, Frome, 7 for 7.30pm
10th July – Green Fire multimedia ecopoetry show, with Susan Richardson, upstairs at The Three Swans, Frome (part of the Frome Festival), 7 for 7.30pm
18th July – Reading at the Seed Festival, Hawkwood College, Stroud
More dates tbc… I try to keep my website updated with details, so do check here for further announcements:http://www.natures-words.co.uk/Performance%20Schedule.pdf