Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Plein Air Poetry

Poets in the Atascadero region of the USA have collaborated to produce a book called 'Poems for Endangered Places'. The seven participating poets set out like their predecessors, the plein air painters, to 'capture' the landscape in its fragile setting.

I think this is a terrific idea, and I wondered whether others have attempted similar feats in the name of raising awareness of conservation issues and of celebrating the landscape as an entity in its own right, rather than merely as a backdrop for our human endeavours.

P.S. The Guardian Blog had a good feature on mountains and the muse by Ben Myers.

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