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In 2012 A Rocha South Africa held a Writers’ Workshop in the Western Cape of
South Africa. Among the new writers were five poets whose dedication to loving
and caring for the environment has propelled them into meeting regularly to
receive, read and resonate with what is valuable in each other’s work.
The result is an anthology Creation’s Yes! where you may read about
moles and bats at night, or about novices walking in silent contemplation of the
mysteries surrounding them. You will find yourself being asked hard questions
about mining tragedies and poverty and inequality, and you might sigh as a
butterfly leaves you with only a gentle reminder of what might have been.
Peter Harris says in this recommendation: It is deeply refreshing to read
this celebration of South Africa's wonderful created world. So often
environmental discourse is full of foreboding, but here even the lamentation
finds lyrical forms that promise redemption. Take time to slow down and enter
the world of these poets as they notice and write from their hearts of all they
see and feel around them.
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