Breathing Earth

Breathing Earth

The Polyphonic Lyric of Robert Bringhurst

Leonor María Martínez Serrano


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Breathing Earth: The Polyphonic Lyric of Robert Bringhurst examines the innovative poems for multiple voices composed by the Canadian poet by drawing on the main insights of biosemiotics, ecophilosophy and material ecocriticism. In seeking to emulate the polyphonic texture of reality, Bringhurst’s ecopoetry directs readers’ attention to vibrant matter and to the entanglements of (non)human and (in)animate actants in a world that is a semiotic-material unity. In light of the current climate crisis, his polyphonic poems are a timely, wise reminder of the need to rethink the way humanity relates to the more-than-human world and to restore a deep ecological bond with breathing earth.


Leonor María Martínez Serrano:

Leonor María Martínez Serrano works as a Lecturer at the University of Córdoba (Spain). Her research interests include poetry, Ecocriticism, Canadian Literature and High Modernism. She has been a Visiting Scholar at the Universities of Toronto and British Columbia (Canada), the University of the West of Scotland (UK), Bialystok (Poland) and Oldenburg (Germany).