The Future of Forestry

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The Future of Forestry is a poem by C. S. Lewis and one of three poems, along with "Under Sentence" and "Pan's Purge", where he expressed concern about the impact that modern society and technology would have on the countryside.[1][2] It was first published in The Oxford Magazine in February 1938 and contains themes of social critique that would be present in Lewis's later Narnia series.[3][4] The poem has been compared to later poems, such as Philip Larkin's 1972 work "Going, Going".[5]

The name of the poem helped influence the naming of the California band Future of Forestry.[6][7]


  1. ^ King, Don W. (2001). C.S. Lewis, Poet: The Legacy of His Poetic Impulse. Kent State University Press. p. 187. ISBN 9780873386814. Retrieved 2016-12-12. 
  2. ^ Cootsona, Gregory S. (2014-10-06). C. S. Lewis and the Crisis of a Christian. Westminster John Knox Press. p. 38. ISBN 9781611645361. 
  3. ^ Como, James T. (2005-01-01). Remembering C.S. Lewis: Recollections of Those who Knew Him. Ignatius Press. p. 448. ISBN 9781586171087. 
  4. ^ Dickerson, Matthew T.; O'Hara, David (2009-01-01). Narnia and the Fields of Arbol: The Environmental Vision of C. S. Lewis. University Press of Kentucky. p. 128. ISBN 0813138655. 
  5. ^ MacSwain, Robert; Ward, Michael (2010-09-09). The Cambridge Companion to C. S. Lewis. Cambridge University Press. pp. 304–305. ISBN 9781139828321. 
  6. ^ Baylor, Sarah (18 December 2015). "TCB Exclusive: Q&A With Eric Owyoung From Future Of Forestry". Retrieved 23 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "Q&A with Future of Forestry". Retrieved 2007-08-01. 

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