Brokensleep Books is well known for its innovative publications. On 30 June, Footprints, a new book of ecopoetry edited by Aaron Kent and Charlie Bayliss, will be published, featuring a wide range of poets and visual poets. I am privileged to have three visual poems in this, based on oil slicks and pollution. The blurb reads:
‘What sets new ecopoetry apart is that it is written on the edge of a precipice. Our generation is faced with a unique set of dangers, led by a bunch of inept and callous politicians who live and lead for the short term, mostly in the pocket of big business. New ecopoetry engages with the current reality of our planet, in many ways these poems are a record of where we are, a document that will hopefully reveal something to future generations about our experience of the world. Footprints is a book about hope, a book that takes us into the future, showing us the new ways of living and thinking that are possible.’
The book can be preordered here.