Waymarks by James Thornton is out in the USA & CA

May 23, 2023

Waymarks is an eco-poetry collection out now in the USA and Canada!

The collection tracks one man through significant encounters with the natural world, around the globe. An Ethiopian lake, an Australian rainforest, an American desert, an English beach: the stage keeps changing, but the intent stays the same. A poet enters a deep dialogue with birds, animals, people, plants, seas, and all the forces that threaten and churn this mix of life.

James Thornton is a poet, environmental lawyer, founder of Client Earth and a zen priest. Waymarks sits alongside classics of metaphysical writing in which poets bare their soul. Teachings from great figures along the way permeate the collection: a West Coast poet, a Japanese Zen Master, a spiritual leader, and the Dalai Lama.

Here, listen to James talk to Rosie Boycott about his environmentalist work at an event celebrating the UK release of Waymarks.

Learn more about Waymarks here and grab a copy here.