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Nature is a subject so oft tackled by literature, and oft insulted/ poorly captured. Not so in Christopher Martin's work. He has a unique gift for rendering the natural world visceral, relatable, familiar, and beautiful. His poems, infused with a sense of history, spirituality, and nativity, are singular and comparable to Wordsworth and Thoreau. I don't like nature poems. I don't even like poems devoted to a specific era or culture. I prefer, personal, emotional poetry. Martin's work hits all ...more