Out on 24 October 2024

Earth Prayers

Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy

24 October 2024
144 pages


‘Carol Ann Duffy is the most humane and accessible poet of our time’ - Guardian

Carol Ann Duffy brings together an anthology of one hundred modern and classic poems which capture moments of revelation, empathy or difference with the non-human and, in doing so, prompt us to rethink our place in the world.

Vita Sackville-West encounters a frog by torchlight and Norman MacCaig, famously, addresses a toad. Simon Armitage kicks and demolishes a mushroom while Charlotte Mew mourns the cutting-down of elms in her London Street. Keats is transported by the nightingale and Edward Thomas by nettles. Les Murray eulogises his runner-beans and Liz Lochhead tells us what the pool said on midsummer’s day.

With poems from Shakespeare to Bishop and Heaney, Chaucer to Hopkins, out-of-copyright poems, to poems from diverse cultures, Green Epiphanies will be a glorious new anthology for everyone who loves the world and the life it sustains.