What Sparks Poetry is a serialized feature that explores experiences and ideas that spark the writing of new poems.

In Ecopoetry Now, poets from Canada, Mexico, and the US engage in an ecopoetic conversation across borders. In poems, poetics statements, and reading lists, their work describes important local differences, including of bioregion and native language, as well as a shared concern for the Earth. We hope to highlight poetry’s integral role in creating and sustaining a broadly ecological imagination that is most alive when biologically, culturally, and linguistically diverse.

Maricela Guerrero on a Common Heartbeat
Photo: Maricela Guerrero
George Kalogeris
I boarded the Blue Line at Aquarium station. The only empty seat was the one by that young, Head back, eyes closed, exhausted-looking father
Kemi Alabi
She says New England hoards college girls like cherries in its cheek, tongue-tying legs to knots, making party tricks out of people.

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