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date: 09 December 2019

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This article suggests that the canon of poetic works considered by ecocritics needs to expand so as to include not only more writing based in environments other than “nature” and “wilderness” but also more linguistically experimental, “postmodern” writing. It discusses a few key “nature poets” in order to identify some significant issues in modern American nature poetry involving the relation of humankind and human culture to the green world. It then looks beyond nature poetry to other environmental tropes and beyond conventionally realist writing to other poetics.

Keywords: nature poetry, nature poets, humankind, human culture, environment

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