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Into the Forest

An Anthology of Tree Poems


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The majesty and beauty of trees have inspired poets for centuries, and this magnificent anthology brings together the finest poems from around the world celebrating trees. Featuring poetry giants such as Seamus Heaney, Robert Frost, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Robert Burns, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, ‘Into the Forest’ includes poems related to the Tree Ogham (Gaelic) tree alphabet, which links a species to each letter. Tapping into the growing public passion for woods and trees, ‘Into the Forest’ is the only stand-alone tree poetry anthology in print, and is a must for both nature lovers and poetry enthusiasts.

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  • BISAC code(s): POE001000
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Into the Forest

About the author

Mandy Haggith

Mandy Haggith, a committed environmental campaigner and former academic, is the prizewinning author of several works of poetry, fiction and non-fiction. She has had two collections of poetry published – ‘Castings’ and ‘letting light in’ – and her first novel, ‘The Last Bear’, won the Robin Jenkins Literary Award in 2009.

Praise for Mandy Haggith’s poetry: ‘Outstanding originality and quality’ – Alan Riach, Professor of Scottish Literature, University of Glasgow. ‘Poems that make you look twice, think twice and read twice… A gem.’ – Amazon reviewer.