Waking Up To The Earth 

Connecticut Poets in a Time of Global Climate Crisis
edited by Margaret Gibson

Margaret Gibson | February 23, 2021 

Grayson Books is delighted to announce the publication of Waking Up to the Earth: Connecticut Poets in a Time of Global Climate Crisis. Edited by Connecticut’s Poet Laureate Margaret Gibson, this poetry anthology includes work by Connecticut poets who write of their relationships with the earth in a time of climate crisis. The scope of the poems goes far beyond Connecticut to the whole ecosystem we humans share.

Advance Praise for
Waking Up to the Earth:
“It’s hard to believe that the poems in this essential collection all come out of a single small state. But make no mistake; these are not poems about Connecticut. They are poems about the world—our one and only world—and the damage we inflict upon it. Ranging from expressions of profound love for and intimacy with the earth and its many creatures to grief and rage at our species’ self-destructive blindness, each poem is a testament to our planet’s preciousness and a grave warning of its fragility. Waking Up to the Earth is a resounding wake-up call.”
—Chase Twichell, author of Things As It Is and Horses Where the Answers Should Have Been