Each year, we ask leading ecological writers to write explorative pieces asking what ecopoetry is, how it can be done, and what it can achieve.

This year, we will be publishing essays by leading ecological thinkers, poets and creatives – more to be announced soon.

Scroll down to read essays from previous years by writers including Homero Adrigis, Isabel Galleymore, Srishti Krishnamoorthy-Cavell, Anna Selby. As well as  Karen McCarthy Woolf, John Wedgwood Clarke, Kathleen Jamie, Hugh Dunkerley and Meryl Pugh.

‘Two Blackbirds’ by Matt Howard

The first is a female: I am eleven or twelve years old and Mum has just popped up the road to the local shop. I go to my older brother’s room and take out the [...]

‘The Poet and the Planet’ by Jemma Borg

First published in ARTEMISpoetry, Issue 15, Nov 2015   ‘If we lived in full response to the earth, to each other, and to ourselves, we would not breathe a supernatural climate, we would be more [...]