Seeds & Roots

Ella Duffy


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Hazel Press
8 April 2022
ISBN: 9781739760922

From the publisher

The germination of a seed is not a quiet event. It is a swelling, a splitting, an eruption. At a time when so many are working to rebalance seed sovereignty and poets are writing with radical energy about the earth, Seeds & Roots is an essential addition to our ways of valuing, seeing, and noticing.

In the first in a series of new anthologies, Ella Duffy selects 24 poems which allow us to feel, look, and think again about seeds and roots: with birds, soil and breezes as the first gardeners and farmers. “Something in the field is working away”, writes Jennifer Chang in ‘Pastoral’ - and in work by Alice Oswald, Camille T. Dungy, Ada Limón and many others, we experience new worlds, personal and political, in the ground beneath our feet, through poems by Suna Afshan, Elizabeth Bradfield, Oliver Baez Bendorf, Vahni Capildeo, Jennifer Chang, Camille T. Dungy, Isabel Galleymore, Aeon Ginsberg, Lavinia Greenlaw, Jen Hadfield, Luisa A. Igloria, Major Jackson, Donika Kelly, Suji Kwock Kim, Ada Limón, Andrew McMillan, Pauli Murray, Alice Oswald, Ruben Quesada, Kay Ryan, Ed Roberson, Truong Tran, Nikki Wallschlaeger and Warda Yassin.