Songs from the Blue River by Paul Kingsnorth
Published 5th November 2018
The poems in Songs from the Blue River seek to give voice to the land and its inhabitants, both human and non-human. Mountains, rivers, lakes, glaciers, starlings, earthworms, oak trees: all have their say, as do the humans who live with and through them. The struggle to be human in a world which is alive with myth, magic and strange, wild energies is the thread running through this collection. Many of its poems were written in the wilds of Patagonia, and their rhythms are influenced by the song of that wild landscape and its inhabitants.