Out of Time: Poetry from the Climate Emergency edited by Kate Simpson
Anthologies are a good way to tackle a subject as vast as climate change and this, with a range of angry dystopian poems that also manages to offer hope, is the best of recent years.
Anthropocene by Sudeep Sen
Through poems, essays and imagery, the Delhi-based writer and artist shows us what’s happening on the climate front line, including the emotional impact of living when “heat melts everything”.
Mama Amazonica by Pascale Petit
Set in a psychiatric ward and the Amazon, this speaks to the collective climate madness that endangers species and their environments. Petit’s language is sometimes brutal, but always beautiful.
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Ultimatum Orangutan by Khairani Barokka
We can’t understand the climate change concept without delving into its colonial past and the destruction of ecosystems by empire. Barokka’s second collection is unflinching in the scars it leaves.
The Trees Witness Everything by Victoria Chang
Thinking about loss goes hand-in-hand when contemplating climate change. Using a Japanese form called ‘waka’, Chang’s poems do just that. Sad, elegiac and intensely vivid.