Earth Is Best (Paperback)

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Poetry. In a time of ecological crisis, Peter O'Leary finds in mushrooms an elaborate pattern, a circulation of energy, a strange Kingdom with the power to alter consciousness. From the opening line Earth is best, each proposition takes root in the terroir of soils, in the woods and meadows of the Upper Midwest and Pacific Northwest. On each foray, we find hidden systems bearing fruit, crowning from the duff of white pines / and birch trees, extending upward from loam's rich undying gloom. Equally, these poems bloom from a rich mulch of linguistic inheritance, a compost of ancient texts and esoteric knowledge, searching out old words of exquisite exactitude and resonance. As readers, our attention quickens as we join the hunt, discovering elemental pleasures on every page, sometimes with the prickling onset of psychedelic consciousness. And like fungi, these poems work to break down false oppositions, returning us to a reciprocity between death and life, panic and joy, anxiety and euphoria, tocsin and cure.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780999491256
ISBN-10: 0999491253
Publisher: Cultural Society
Publication Date: November 12th, 2019
Pages: 112
Language: English