The Earth is Our Home

World Poetry Movement Scotland, in association with Mythic Horse Press and Playspace Publications is pleased to announce the publication of The Earth is Our Home. WPM Scotland  is affiliated to the

World Poetry Movement

Poems from Scotland

compiled by Gerry Loose

ISBN: 978-1-901129-16-8 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-901129-17-5 (eBook)
Cover image by Morven Gregor
Typeset in Baskerville 12pt by Joe Murray in Scotland. 88 pages

£6.99 + £2.00 p&p

Even when you take to the woods,
you’re taking political steps
on political grounds.
Apolitical poems are also political,
and above all shines a moon
no longer purely lunar.
—Wisława Szymborska

From a long look at the deep ecologies of the past, to personal intimations of compassion, the 19 poets in this anthology, among the best in Scotland, give their various all to articulate what Shelley wrote in his “The Defence of Poetry” that ‘poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world’. Thus by simply writing verse, poets use the tools of poetry – words – without threat or menace, to provide an exemplary alternative to strife, to the way we are destroying ourselves and our home.

—Gerry Loose (from the introduction

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