As part of a fellowship from the Academy of American Poets, former Nevada County Poet Laureate Molly Fisk created a project to teach kids across California to write poems about climate crisis as a way to work out their feelings about it. Out of the best of those poems and poems contributed by over 100 adults, she put together an extraordinary anthology, California Fire & Water.
Including poems by Brenda Hillman, Danusha Lameris, Ellen Bass, Gary Snyder, Indigo Moor, Jane Hirsfield, Juan Felipe Herrera, Kim Addonizio, Kim Shuck, Lee Herrick, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, and a foreword by SA Smythe.
About the Author
Molly Fisk is the author of the essay collections Naming Your Teeth; Houston, We Have a Possum; Using Your Turn Signal Promotes World Peace; and Blow-Drying a Chicken, and the poetry collections The More Difficult Beauty; Listening to Winter; Terrain (co-author); and Salt Water Poems. She edited the climate crisis poetry anthology California Fire & Water with a grant from the Academy of American Poets. Her essays have aired weekly as part of the News Hour of KVMR- FM Nevada City, CA since 2005.Fisk is the Inaugural Poet Laureate Emerita of Nevada County, California, and has been awarded grants by the Academy of American Poets, the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. She works as a radical life coach in the Skills for Change tradition and is fond of open water swimming where there are no sharks. Visit her at mollyfisk.com.