Professor Greg Delanty launches poetry-photo-environmental book "So Little Time"

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Environmentalists long ago won the scientific battle, but we needed to reach people's hearts as well. This superb volume will do exactly that." - Bill McKibben

Poet/professor Greg Delanty is the lead author of So Little Time, an interpretative look at what it means to be 'Green' in an evolving world, features Delanty and other poets, essayists, and photographers, with a foreword by nature writer John Elder. The book will be launched on January 30, 2014 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Pomerleau Alumni Center at Saint Michael's College.

The book is published by Green Writers Press, a new Vermont-based, global publisher in Brattleboro whose mission is "to spread a message of hope and renewal and print books in Vermont on recycled paper".

So Little Time, a collection of poetry, prose and photography, focuses on political activism, spirituality, nature, and humanity - it is a call to action. Some of the poets in the book will read at the book launch. The book includes Greg Delanty, Grace Paley, Hayden Carruth, Seamus Heaney, Galway Kinnell, Julia Alvarez, Major Jackson, Billy Collins, Maxine Kumin, Antonello Borra, Adrienne Rich, Adrie Kusserow, Buff Lindau, and many others, and the writing of Bill McKibben and other environmentalists.

A number of the poets included in this beautiful volume, as well as Greg Delanty, will be present and will read from the book.

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, Steven Brock, Evie Lovett, Mark Unrau and others.

From the publisher

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 in Vermont.

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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