BRATTLEBORO -- Green Writers Press launches book of many poets and photographers, "So Little Time," with a reading and signing at the Dianich Gallery, 139 Main St., on Friday, Jan. 3, during Gallery Walk.

Saint Michael’s College poet/professor Greg Delanty is the lead author of "So Little Time, An interpretative look at what it means to be ‘Green’ in an evolving world," which features Delanty and other poets, essayists and photographers, with a foreword by John Elder.

"Environmentalists long ago won the scientific battle, but we needed to reach people’s hearts as well. This superb volume will do exactly that," wrote author and activist Bill McKibben about "So Little Time."

Poets and photographers included in the book will read and sign copies of Jan. 3, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. during Brattleboro’s monthly Gallery Walk at the Dianich Gallery. There will be refreshments and live acoustic music from Steve Carmichael and Electric Fence.

The book is published by Green Writers Press, a new Vermont-based, global publisher in Brattleboro, whose mission is "to spread a message of hope and renewal and print books in Vermont on recycled paper."

"So Little Time," a collection of poetry, prose and photography, focuses on political activism, spirituality, nature and humanity. The book includes Greg Delanty, Grace Paley, Hayden Carruth, Seamus Heaney, Galway Kinnell, Verandah Porche, Wyn Cooper, Ross Thurber, Julia Alvarez, Major Jackson, Billy Collins, Maxine Kumin, Charles Simic and many others, and the writing of Bill McKibben and other environmentalists.

The book merges poetry and quotes with stunning black-and-white photography by John Willis, Lynne Weinstein, Catherine Dianich Gruver, Steven Brock, Zachary Stephens, Evie Lovett, Mariana Cook, the last surviving disciple of Ansel Adams, Judith Aronson, Mark Unrau and others.

The book is printed in Vermont on recycled paper by a family-run business that is a big supporter of the press.

A percentage of Green Writers Press’ net sales will go directly to 350vt.org.