Odes and Elegies: Eco-Poetry from the Texas Gulf Coast

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Edited by Katherine Hoerth

Odes and Elegies: Eco-Poetry from the Texas Gulf Coast is an anthology of poetry written by poets from all walks of life about the Gulf Coast region of Texas. These are contemporary nature poems that celebrates the beauty of the landscape, laments its destruction at the hands of climate change and rapid urbanization, bears witness to the natural disasters, and rallies for climate justice for all who call this complicated place home. Contributors include Kevin Prufer, Deborah Peredez, Martha Serpas, Mark Sanders, Kurt Heinzelman, Jan Seale, Pattiann Rogers, Jehanne Dubrow, Wendy Barker, Carol Coffee Reposa, Alan Birkelbach, karla k. morton, Larry D. Thomas, Dave Parsons, Loretta Diane Walker, and many others. This anthology was made possible by the Center for History and Culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast at Lamar University.

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About the Editor


Katherine Hoerth is the author of four poetry books, including Goddess Wears Cowboy Boots, the winner of the 2015 Helen C. Smith Prize from the Texas Institute of Letters. She is an Assistant Professor at Lamar University and Editor-in-Chief of Lamar University Literary Press.