Voice for Earth American Writers Respond to the Earth Charter

ISBN-10: 0820332119

ISBN-13: 9780820332116

Edition: 2008

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A Voice for Earth is a collection of poems, essays, and stories that together give a voice to the ethical principles outlined in the Earth Charter. The Earth Charter was adopted in the year 2000 with the mission of addressing the economic, social, political, spiritual, and environmental problems confronting the world in the twenty-first century. Part 1 of the book, "Imagination into Principle," comprises Steven C. Rockefeller's behind-the-scenes summary of how the language for the Earth Charter was drafted. In part 2, "Principle into Imagination," ten writers breathe life into its concepts with their own original work. Contributors include Rick Bass, Alison Hawthorne Deming, John Lane, Robert Michael Pyle, Janisse Ray, Scott Russell Sanders, Lauret Savoy, and Mary Evelyn Tucker. In part 3, "Imagination and Principle into a New Ethic," Leonardo Boff offers a new paradigm created through reflecting on the concept of care in the Earth Charter.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 9/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Like most Latin American writers, Homero Aridjis has had to resort to journalism for financial support while creating a body of poetry that becomes more impressive with each volume. He is basically a poetry of the search for love and the love relationship, and through this relationship, of the search for value and meaning. Love and poetry thus become almost interchangeable, since poetry is also a unique source of knowledge. Exaltation of Light extends this approach to other areas of human experience, and to the ever present Aztec past, so that the Mexican experience becomes a metaphor for humankind's pursuit of life. Aridjis enjoys current prominence as an important environmental spokesperson in Mexico City, a city of enormous ecological problems.

Acknowledgments
Foreword: The Rights of Nature
Foreword: Taking the Globe to Our Bosom
Introduction
Imagination into Principle
Crafting Principles for the Earth Charter
The Earth Charter
Principle into Imagination: Literary Responses to the Earth Charter
Owning the Imperatives: A Poem for the Earth Charter
Learning to See the Stars: The Earth Charter as a Compass for the New Century
Remembering the Ancient Path: The Original Instructions and the Earth Charter
Lake Conestee
Restoration: A Plan
Wilderness as a Sabbath for the Land
Who
Broad Water, Distant Land
Possibility Begins Here
Hope for Democracy
Imagination and Principle into a New Ethic
The Ethic of Care
Afterword
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