Green Regalia (Paperback)
Written against the harrowing backdrop of climate change, Green Regalia explores our precarious ecological moment and increasingly fraught relationship with the natural world. Green Regalia chronicles the objectification of landscapes and the species within them, the cultural denial of the body’s transient nature, and the aftermath of an estranged father’s death. These poems of rot and renewal seek a wisdom free of domination, where both wonder and surrender may remind us of our place in the greater tapestry of life. Poems from Green Regalia have appeared in some of our nation’s best journals, including Ploughshares, The Georgia Review, The Gettysburg Review, The Massachusetts Review, Willow Springs, Ninth Letter, Southwest Review, Poet Lore, Western Humanities Review, and Tampa Review, among many others.
ADAM TAVEL is the author of five books of poetry, including the forthcoming Green Regalia (Stephen F. Austin State University Press, 2022). His most recent collection, Catafalque, won the Richard Wilbur Award (University of Evansville Press, 2018). His recent poems appear, or will soon appear, in North American Review, Ploughshares, The Georgia Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Ninth Letter, The Massachusetts Review, Copper Nickel, and Western Humanities Review, among others.