Woodwose Homilies: An Exhortation of the Green Savage to the Inheritors of the Desecrated Field

The woodwose or Wuduwasa is an Anglo-Saxon form of the archaic Wild-man, an enigmatic figure clad and masked in leaves. Bearing a leafing club or staff, he makes his appearance at the margins of wilderness and civilization, dream and waking, plant and human. Embodying both nobility and barbarity, both he and the Wild-women or Silvaticæ are the defined resource of Nature-as-other.

Emerging as an ancillary text of David A. Schulke‘s book The Green Mysteries, the chapbook Woodwose Homilies assumes the persona of the Wildman, putting forth a magical philosophy of empowered human-plant revelation.