Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California

Edited by Lucille Lang Day and Ruth Nolan. Scarlet Tanager Books, 2018.Fire and Rain Ecopoetry of California

Scarlet Tanager Books is pleased to offer complimentary copies of Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California (2018, 462 pp.) to ASLE members interested in reviewing it or considering it for course adoption. Contact: Lucille Lang Day,

A finalist for the 2019 Eric Hoffer Book Award in Poetry, Fire and Rain contains more than 250 poems by 149 contributors, including Ellen Bass, Christopher Buckley, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Camille T. Dungy, Ann Fisher-Wirth, Rebecca Foust, Dana Gioia, Rafael Jesús González, Emily Grosholz, Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, Jane Hirshfield, Ursula K. Le Guin, Gary Snyder, and David St. John.

For more information, see and ISLE, Spring 2019, pp. 496-497. All profits from sale of Fire and Rain will go to seven environmental organizations.

“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