The Tree Line: Poems for Trees, Woods & People

The Tree Line: Poems for Trees, Woods & People
by Michael McKimm

with a Foreword by Clive Anderson, President of the Woodland Trust

Worple Press is delighted to announce the publication of a new anthology celebrating trees and woodlands in the UK and beyond. In 2017, on the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Charter of the Forest, the Woodland Trust along with over 70 other organisations will publish a new ‘Charter for Trees, Woods & People’. To shape this new Charter they have asked the public to share their memories of trees and tell them why trees are important. This anthology complements this work by asking the same questions through poetry: a Charter for Trees, Woods & People in verse.

The anthology features over 60 poems in response to the 1217 Charter of the Forest, trees or woodlands of personal significance to the poets and how how trees have shaped our society, landscape and lives. In this anthology you’ll find poems about trees in gardens and along the sides of roads, trees to climb and build dens in, favourite trees cut down. Poems about childhood, memory, history, motherhood, nationhood, law, mythology and death. Poems about turning into trees. Poems about getting lost in the woods. Poems about oak, ash, alder, pine, chestnut, birch and many more besides.

The Poets

Simon Armitage ● Mona Arshi ● Joanne Ashcroft ● Jean Atkin ● D.M. Black ● Stephen Boyce ● Alison Brackenbury ● James Brookes ● Andy Brown ● Judy Brown ● Elizabeth-Jane Burnett ● Ruth Calway ● Peter Carpenter ● Gillian Clarke ● John Wedgwood Clarke ● Elizabeth Cook ● Swithun Cooper ● Luigi Coppola ● Martyn Crucefix ● Rachel Curzon ● Jonathan Davidson ● Isobel Dixon ● Maura Dooley ● Peter Kane Dufault ● Jonathan Edwards ● Martina Evans ● Richard Evans ● Suzannah Evans ● Sally Flint ● Harriet Fraser ● John Freeman ● Vivien Freeman  ● John Greening ● Matthew Griffiths ● Philip Gross ● Alyson Hallett ● Lesley Harrison ● Ailsa Holland ● Michael Laskey ● Harry Man ● Patricia McCarthy ● Michael McKimm ● Matt Merritt ● Helen Moore ● David Morley ● Helen Mort ● Andrew Motion ● Grace Nichols ● Carolyn Oulton ● Barry Patterson ● Mario Petrucci ● Kate Potts  ● Peter Robinson ● Carol Rowntree Jones ● Linda Saunders ● Joanna Seldon ● Penelope Shuttle ● Ben Smith ● Em Strang ● Paul Sutherland ● Claire Trevien ● Anthony Wilson ● Mary Woodward ● William Wootten

The Tree Line is supported by the Legal Sustainability Alliance, a movement of legal firms who work collaboratively to improve the environmental sustainability of their activities.

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Published: 01 June 2017
ISBN: 9781905208371
Pages: 146
Price: £10.00