Author; Ann Brennan
Ann Brennan is a local New Brunswick author.
Earth Carries Spirit is a remarkable witness to a poetic vocation. It is a testament to the author's engagement with the work of culture and the spirituality of earth.
Ann Brennan is an historian, deep ecologist, and cultural activist. But she is also poet who has been recording the story of her relationship to the earth, her Irish roots, and her international engagement with culture and environment.
The first section of this book, "Going Home to Ireland," gives voice to her profound connection with the living presence of the land, the power of ancient monuments, the Irish peace process, family history, and new friends. The remainder of the book gathers poems from a wide range of times and places, from inward and outward engagement, and on the work of restoring a wounded earth.
Earth Carries Spirit witnesses to the quest for a culture of peace for people and earth. Ann Brennan speaks with a deep sense of the poetics of place. Her themes draw on the past, celebrate the present, and lean powerfully into the future. This book is a unique cultural document and may well be read for both its artistry and spiritual resonance for many decades to come.