Edited by Lucille Lang Day and Ruth Nolan. Scarlet Tanager Books, 2018.
“Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California, edited by Lucille Lang Day and Ruth Nolan, is not only a beautiful and thorough anthology but an homage to California, its variety of landscapes, and the amazing poetry it has evoked. Like no other collection in its focus, it presents for the reader experiences of life and personal perspectives on the region while also providing an invaluable resource for teachers of creative writing and literature and the ecology, habitats, and species of the state.”
~ Pattiann Rogers, recipient of the John Burroughs Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Nature Poetry.
“Day and Nolan have done a considerable service to select and gather these poems. Their ample anthology provides a generous record of California poets love and concern for their common world. What more important theme can this golden land share?”
~ From the Forward by Dana Gioia, California Poet Laureate
More than 250 poems by 149 contributers, including Ellen Bass, Christopher Buckley, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Camille T. Dungy, Ann Fisher-Wirth, Rebecca Foust, Dana Gioia, Rafael Jesús Gonzláes, Emily Grosholz, Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, Jane Hirshfield, Ursula K. LeGuin, Gary Snyder, and David St. John.