Lucille Lang Day is one of the thoughtful minds behind Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California, along with Ruth Nolan who appeared on this site a few years back. In this guerrilla reading of her poem “Muir Woods at Night,” recorded during a visit to Muir Woods in February 2019, nature shows its power to inspire ladybugs, salmon, and poets.
Day has published ten poetry collections and chapbooks. She is also coeditor of Red Indian Road West: Native American Poetry from California and the author of two children’s books and a memoir, Married at Fourteen: A True Story. Her writing has appeared widely in magazines and anthologies, and her many honors include the Joseph Henry Jackson Award in Literature, the Blue Light Poetry Prize, two PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Awards, and nine Pushcart nominations. Day is also the founder of Scarlet Tanager Books, publisher of Fire and Rain. All profits from sales of the book will be donated to environmental organizations.
Much more at lucillelangday.com.