Compiled and Edited by Anne Rowthorn
Anne Rowthorn believes that poets, prose writers, and philosophers offer us a multitude of ways to see the earth. They open earth's door and invite us to step into the garden of the universe. Language can move us to action; and her agenda in editing this stimulating collection of writings about nature from around the world is to challenge us to protect the natural world from ourselves.
"Anne Rowthorn's luminous anthology of earth poems brings with it a blessing that comes to us from all over the world and across a stretch of time. Each individual work stops us in our tracks with a sense of fresh natural beauty, so often passed by without notice or violated without thought. Taken together, the poems offer a human witness to the universe in all its wondrous variety--a gorgeous hymnal in praise of creation."
--Professor Peter S. Hawkins, Yale Divinity School
"Anne Rowthorn has ably assembled Wisdom from a splendid palate, drawn from different faith traditions, cultures, and eras of human history. In Song of the Universe, she retrieves her readers from the exile of either apathy or over-extension, and sends them back to do what needs to be done--with renewed heart and resolve to make a difference."
--The Rev. Canon Carla V. Pryne,
Episcopal priest and founder of Earth Ministry
50% of the profits of this book are donated to
the Connecticut Chapter of the Nature Conservancy.