Leaning toward Light

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During the pandemic, many people found comfort and solace in tending the spaces around them, from community gardens to their front yards to even their houseplants. This collection of poems builds on and celebrates that renewed connection, reminding us how tending the earth is a healing practice, both for ourselves and the spaces we tend. This anthology puts words to the experience of gardening as a source of solace and inspiration, and includes poems that validate and illuminate our connections to the earth—whether through planting or harvesting or cooking or simply being called into reflective joy. Curated by acclaimed poet and avid gardener, Tess Taylor, the anthology features a diversity of contemporary voices, may of whom are attuned to global and local quests for justice. The poems celebrate a wide range of experience, ranging from the tomato plant on the fire escape and the asparagus in the front lot, to the expansive garden and farm. Select poems are paired with reflections and personal recipes from the authors. With rich illustration, this themed anthology makes a distinctive gift for gardeners, plant lovers, and nature enthusiasts alike.