Grounded Poetry

Website of poet Elizabeth Rimmer

This is a study of pastoral and Eco-poetry, which aims to reclaim the genre from the stereotypes of nostalgia, escapism, lyric romanticism or evangelistic cheer-leading. I want to include perspectives of feminism and radical politics in attitude towards land use and ownership, and a deeper philosophical and psychological insight into notions of inhabiting, ‘home’ and wilderness. It will probably be a long-term project!

It will include some reviews and some studies, not only of relevant poets, but also of other Eco writing, environmental studies, philosophy and politics.