ecopoetry

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

eco- +‎ poetry

Noun[edit]

ecopoetry (uncountable)

  1. Poetry with a strong ecological message or emphasis.
    • 2002, Julian Wolfreys, Introducing criticism at the 21st century‎
      The best ecopoetry, in Bate's view, is not overtly political, let alone propagandistic.
    • 2000, Jonathan Bate, The song of the Earth‎
      Ecopoetry is not synonymous with writing that is pragmatically green: a manifesto for ecological correctness will not be poetic because its language is bound to be instrumental, to address questions of doing rather than to 'present' the experience of dwelling.
    • 2005, J Scott Bryson, The west side of any mountain: place, space, and ecopoetry

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