A little poetry book that has grown into an international phenomenon, Drew Dellinger is a cosmological poet who creates art for the ecology and social justice movements.
A small book of very big poems. Drew Dellinger’s poetry reaches out to the far ends of the Milky Way and to the inner depths of the soul. His poetry and performances have captivated thousands across six continents. He is, in the words of Cornell West, “one of the most creative, courageous and prophetic poets of his generation.” This power of his poetry is tied to his passion for ecological survival and social justice movements.
Rev. Osagyefo Sekou calls Dellinger “the poet laureate of the global justice democracy movement.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Quote from the book:
it’s 3:23 in the morning
and I’m awake
because my great great grandchildren
won’t let me sleep
my great great grandchildren
ask me in my dreams
what did you do while the planet was plundered?
what did you do when the earth was unraveling?
from the poem “hieroglyphic stairway” read on the floor of Congress during climate change hearings
ENDORSEMENTS & REVIEWS
“There is both grandeur and intimacy in these poems of Drew Dellinger. . . . Drew Dellinger brings us graciously into these experiences with the quiet yet insistent rhythms of his verse.”
– Thomas Berry, author of The Great Work and The Dream of the Earth
“Drew Dellinger is a deep and courageous poet. How lucky we are!”-Alice Walker
“Drew Dellinger is one of the most creative, courageous and prophetic poets of his generation” – Cornel West
“Drew Dellinger is one of the most respected and admired performers in the field of deep ecology, awakening, planetary work.”
– Rob Hopkins, Founder of the Transition Town movement
“In a war-ravaged world, Drew Dellinger’s poetry is a balm in Gilead. His unwavering commitment to truth telling and bearing witness is what the best of the prophetic tradition is made of. He is the poet laureate of the global democracy movement.”
– Reverend Osagyefo Sekou
“One of the important voices of the global justice movement.” – YES! magazine
“The poetry of Drew Dellinger is in the tradition of Walt Whitman with his panoramic eroticism but it’s amped up even higher with the electricity from hip hop and the unquenchable passion of a Martin Luther King Jr., and the cosmic serenity of an Albert Einstein. When you’re in the mood to have a torch put to your soul, Drew’s the man.” – Brian Swimme
“These poems are alive, kinetic, wily, as in artful, witty, wonderful sonic blasts, messengers of transformation. I am grateful for this young and powerful voice among us.” – Susan Griffin
“Drew Dellinger has the Gift.”- Richard Tarnas
“Drew Dellinger is a national treasure. His poems for global justice bring light to these leaden times, helping us to see and defend the beauty of our world. His spoken word performances are exquisite in their intelligence and artistry: Setting the political challenges we face within the grandeur of our unfolding universe, they ignite both our wonder and our will.”
– Joanna Macy
“Thomas Berry insisted on the over-arching importance of spreading the epic version of the Universe Story as our new creation myth, and Thomas insisted that we couldn’t leave this vital work of cultural therapy to scientists but must enlist the artists, musicians and poets. Well Drew Dellinger was among the first to answer this call and certainly among the most talented and effective. I can’t speak highly enough of the quality of both the work and his delivery.”
– John Seed, Rainforest activist