New poem forthcoming in Watch Your Head (anthology)

I’m thrilled to be a contributor to this important project: Watch Your Head: Responding to the Climate Crisis. The book is due to be released in the fall, but the book’s cover is revealed now and you can pre-order. Please do. This book’s proceeds will go towards battling the climate crisis, and it’s full of poetry from truly remarkable writers. I’m sincerely gobsmacked to be in such good company. (In particular, it means a lot to be a part of this project because, as you may know, my working manuscript right now is all about climate change, birds, humans, life, death, what it means to be having babies and sharing a planet.)

About the book (from the Coach House Books website): We are in a climate emergency. The polar bears are starving, Australia is burning. Climate anxiety – like sea levels – is rising to unprecedented levels. In response to this, poet and editor Kathryn Mockler created a website where writers and artists could post creative works that respond to this crisis. Watch Your Head curates the best poems, stories, essays, and images related to our environmental crisis. The work is ranty, mourning, desperate, in-your-face, hopeful, healing, transformative, and radical. It calls out hypocrisy and injustice to inspire you to do whatever you can – volunteer for a climate justice organization, support land and water defenders, call out the media – and it’ll make you feel less alone in your worry.

Published by Ruth Daniell

Ruth Daniell is a speech arts teacher, a book editor, and an award-winning writer. Her first full-length collection of poems is The Brightest Thing (Caitlin Press, 2019). She lives in Kelowna, BC, where is at work on her second collection of poems.

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