Dom Bury's Rite of Passage is an initiation into what it means to be alive on the planet in the midst of extinction, of climate, environmental and systematic collapse. It is a journey into the shadow of man's distorted relationship with the earth. And yet in the utter darkness of this hour, these often provocative poems suggest that there is hope. That we have had to come to the edge of our own annihilation as a species to collectively shift how we live, that only in the dark glare of this crisis, can a new world from the ashes of the old one now be formed. Dom Bury is a writer and activist who runs workshops on the emotional and human impacts of climate change and environmental degradation. He received an Eric Gregory Award in 2016 and won the 2017 National Poetry Competition with his poem 'The Opened Field'. Rite of Passage is his first collection.
About the Author
Dom Bury is a writer, poet and environmentalist. He lives in Devon and runs workshops on the emotional and human impacts of climate change and environmental degradation. He has been published recently in magazines and anthologies including The Poetry Review, Poetry London, Poetry Ireland, Poetry Wales, Magma, Ambit, Iota, The North, Oxford Poetry, The New European, and Best British Poetry. He has received an Eric Gregory Award, a Jerwood/Arvon Mentorship, and won the 2017 National Poetry Competition. He also won the Magma Poetry Prize and 2nd Prize in the Resurgence Ecopoetry Competition and was a finalist in the Ballymaloe International Poetry Competition. He has performed his work on BBC Radio 4, at Aldeburgh, Ledbury and other poetry festivals, and his work has been made into film by the Poetry Society. His first collection Rite of Passage is due from Bloodaxe in 2021.