This capstone project for Emerson College’s Graduate Certificate in Publishing course is an anthology of poetry dedicated to trees.
The collection is inspired by astronauts who carried tree seeds to the moon and back in 1971, and the staff and campers at Camp Koch Girl Scouts Camp in Cannelton, Indiana, who tend their Moon Tree carefully season after season. The poetry and photography celebrate the connection we have to trees, and in particular, those who found words and images to express this deep bond.
While the book represents only a small fraction of what people have to say, featured poets include John Muir, Mary Oliver, Octavio Paz, William Carlos Williams, e.e. cummings, Walt Whitman, Marge Piercy, Langston Hughes, Dana Gioia, Rainer Maria Rilke, and Naomi Shihab Nye, to name a few.