So Little Time

Publisher: Green Writers Press

So Little Time is a revolving door of political activism, spirituality, nature, and humanity. It is a call to action, where urgency meets poetry in no uncertain terms, and asks, What hour are we in? Edited by poet, Irish and U. S. citizen, and Vermont activist, Greg Delanty, it takes its cue from the grassroots sensibility of Vermont, stripping down decades of unwavering ideals to arrive at an interpretive look at what it means to be 'Green' in an evolving world. A work of education and art as invigorating as the poets, teachers, and activists who inspired it, So Little Time addresses what it means to take up action for something as simple as good, healthy, and clean living. It stands on a fundamental set of questions: What are we looking at? What are we seeing? What's really there? Then asks, What's actually there? So Little Time is more than a coffee table book; rather it is a visual platform, a reflection of a state of mind-clear and focused at the center-that becomes something else around the edges. With a Foreword from John Elder, and poems that feature the work of Greg Delanty and a range of poetry selections, along with quotes from such environmentalists, as BIll McKibben, So Little Time is an interactive and interpretive book that will inspire, enrich, and a call to action in an urgent plea to stop global warming. The book merges poetry and quotes with stunning black and white photography by such artists as Mariana Cook, the last surviving disciple of Ansel Adams. 

About Greg Delanty of Burlington, VT

Greg Delanty, was born in Cork City, Ireland, in 1958 and lived in Cork until 1986. He has received many awards, most recently a Guggenheim for poetry. His Collected Poems 1986-2006 is out from the Oxford Poet's series of Carcanet Press. His poems are widely anthologized including the recent Penguin Book of Irish Poetry, The Norton Introduction to Poetry. He is a US and Irish Citizen and teaches at Saint Michael's College, Vermont.

About John Elder

John Elder specializes in American nature writing and pastoral literature, as well as Basho and the Haiku Tradition, contemporary poetry and environmental studies. He has received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, a Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship and Guggenheim Fellowship. His most recent books include Reading the Mountains of Home (Harvard University Press, 1998), The Frog Run (Milkweed Editions, 2002).

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Binding EAN ISBN-10 Pub Date PAGES Language Size Price
E-Book 9780989310475 0989310477 2014-02-11 224 English 0.00 x 0.00 x 0.00 in $14.99
Paperback 9780989310468 0989310469 2014-02-11 224 English 0.00 x 8.61 x 8.11 in $30.00

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The book's soft launch is scheduled for November 1, 2013 in Putney, Vermont at the Next Stage Arts Project. Greg Delanty is scheduled to read from the book at various bookstores in and around New England. Vermont Public Radio will feature the book, as will regional media-print, radio, and television.

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