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Always a startle, the way Newell uses language so intensely, such unexpected words and combinations:

A glitterpath to a completely new view. Giving us fins, roots, wings.
Joy in vol, Deep intake, As we Lunge into spacious. 
 I especially like the lines,  “I see clearly who I’m clinging to.”

- Fran Shaw, writer

Poetics for the More-than-Human World: An Anthology of Poetry and Commentary


Edited by Mary Newell, Bernard Quetchenbach, and Sarah Nolan, is available for pre-order from Spuyten Duyvil Press

What others say...

This amazingly capacious and intelligent collection of poems and essays is the first extended work I know to take completely seriously where poetry comes from ... Eco-concerns make us hear multiple musics in endless varied assemblages that allow us to become attuned to the many kinds of intelligences that sponsor them.



- Charles Altieri, Stageberg Professor of English, UC Berkeley


Tilt/Hover/Veer Book Front Cover

Pivoting around the modular refrain “in the pith of,” the poetry chapbook TILT / HOVER / VEER depicts the planetary tilt that “shuffles the seasons,” the dynamic poise of a bird hovering, the tendency to veer as we “aim for the polestar” but “wake up awry,” and the opportunity to recover a vital orientation in the midst of life’s fluctuations.

What others say...

It is most apt that the poems in Tilt / Hover / Veer utilize the modular refrain of in the pith of, dovetailing nicely with pith’s dual meanings: spongy plant tissue and the crux of/essence. Newell’s pithy fragments capture the essence of fleeting moments in time, whole worlds of weather, and portals into the wider universe. With a calm convergence of science, nature, and delicate imagery, Mary Newell’s poems speak to us in a distilled yet expansive diction that pulses and chimes with empyrean elegance and a rhythmic beauty. This chapbook glows with fire and light.


- Cindy Hochman, editor-in-chief of First Literary Review-East


  • Ecopoetry Critique Group Reading
    Dec 04, 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM
    DESCRIPTION This roundtable reading will include eight acclaimed poets from across the country whose writings focus on the more-than-human world, from the scales of microorganisms to the climate crisis. Informed by embodied engagement with land and water, their works query human connections with the
  • Re-SURGE Chapbook Reading and Billie Chernikoff Reading
    Aug 21, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
    Philipstown, 472 NY-403, Garrison, NY 10524, USA
    Billie Chernicoff will read from Amoretti. Mary Newell will read from her new poetry chapbook, Re-SURGE (Trainwreck Press 2021).
  • Panel on Plants and Poetics 
    Kelly Writers’ House through Youtube
    Mar 31, 12:00 PM
    Kelly Writers’ House through Youtube
    Lee Ann Brown, Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves, Brenda Iijima, Mary Newell, and Evelyn Reilly - 12:00 PM ET on YouTube, moderated by Davy Knittle
  • Ecopoetry Roundtable and Reading
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    Oct 03, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
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    Poets discuss varieties of ecopoetry concerning topics such as climate change; human/animal and human/tree relations; pollution; and catastrophic events.
  • Ecopoetry reading events tab
    Oct 01, 2020, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM events tab
    Westchester poets and other contributors to the Poetics for the More-than-Human World anthology read and discuss ecopoetics
  • Join the climate conversation
    St. John's University Manhattan Campus
    Apr 24, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    St. John's University Manhattan Campus, 101 Astor Pl, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Join Rising Tides editor Catriona Sandilands for an evening of readings and discussion.
  • Poetry to Honor the Biosphere: An Ecopoetry Celebration
    Desmond-Fish Public Library
    Apr 18, 2020, 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
    Desmond-Fish Public Library, 472 NY-403, Garrison, NY 10524, USA
    how poetry can support awareness of ecological concerns and encourage climate activism
  • Hudson Highland Poetry Series
    Desmond Fish Library
    Sep 21, 2019, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
    Desmond Fish Library, 472 NY-403, Garrison, NY 10524, USA
    Mary Newell, Margo Taft Stever, Jeffrey Yang
  • Featured Reader
    Howland Center
    Aug 09, 2019, 7:00 PM
    Howland Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508
    the Hudson Valley Poets Series
  • Featured Reader
    The Parkside Lounge
    Jun 16, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    The Parkside Lounge, 317 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002, USA
    Spoken Word Sundays
  • Phoenix Reading Series
    Jun 09, 2019, 6:00 PM
    Odessa, 119 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009, USA
    with Ruth Danon and Andrew Levy
  • Three Interdisciplinary Poets Read
    Mulberry Street Library
    Jun 01, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Mulberry Street Library, 10 Jersey St, New York, NY 10012, USA
    Mary Newell with Katherine Weld and Patricia Hemminger
    Towne Crier Cafe
    Apr 25, 2019, 7:00 PM
    Towne Crier Cafe, 379 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508, USA
    Poetry by Mary Newell, dialogue and open mic to follow
  • Verbal, Visual, Wearable.... Poetry
    Gallery Obrant
    Mar 30, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Gallery Obrant , 341 Furnace Dock Rd, Valeria 8, Cortlandt, NY 10567, USA
    Come Listen, Look, and Try on... Mary Newell will introduce her new Chapbook, TILT/HOVER/VEER Susan Obrant will display her Museum Quality Painting and Wearable Art
  • TILT/ HOVER /VEER reading in the Alphabets
    Otto's Shrunken Head
    Mar 02, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:45 PM
    Otto's Shrunken Head, 538 E 14th St, New York, NY 10009, USA
    Featured reader with dialog to follow
  • 4 Ply Poetry Reading
    Split Rock Books
    Feb 24, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Split Rock Books, 97 Main St, Cold Spring, NY 10516, USA
    Poetry Reading, 4 local poets at SplitRocks Book Store
  • The Hudson Valley Poets Series
    Howland Cultural Center
    Jan 11, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508, USA
    The Hudson Valley Poets Series

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