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An anthology inspired by the fortieth anniversary of Rachel Carson's controversial and prophetic book 'Silent Spring'. The anthology features poems commissioned from leading poets - including Seamus Heaney, Andrew Motion and Mark Doty - which are the fruit of discussions with scientists such as Richard Fortey and John Sulston.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781903080009
ISBN-10: 1903080002
Format: Paperback
(214mm x 136mm x 21mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Publisher: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Publish Date: 21-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Maurice Riordan

John Burnside has published eight books of poetry, of which the most recent is 'The Light Trap' (Jonathan Cape, 2002). His novels include 'The Dumb House' and 'Living Nowhere' (Cape, 1996 and 2003). He teaches creative writing and a course in literature and ecology at the University of St Andrews. Maurice Riordan has published two collections of poetry, 'A Word from the Loki' and 'Floods' (Faber and Faber, 1995 and 2000). He is the editor, with Jon Turney, of 'A Quark for Mister Mark: 101 Poems about Science' (Faber, 2000) and teaches creative writing at Imperial College London. Jonathan Bate is Leverhulme Research Professor of English Literature at the University of Warwick, specialising in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature, Romanticism and Eco Criticism. His most recent books are 'The Song of the Earth' and 'John Clare: A Biography' (Picador, 2000 and 2003).

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