The Sierra Club Nature Writing Handbook: A Creative Guide
This newest volume in the Sierra Club's acclaimed The series includes autobiographical writings, essays, short stories, and poetry that communicate a passion for nature which enhances our appreciation of a wide range of landscapes and wildlife. Diverse in mood and setting, the nineteen selections, including seven in print for the first time, represent the best of the genre.
Readers will delight in Chip Rawlins's memoir of life in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming, Dan O'Brien's tale of falconry on the Great Plains, David Rains Wallace's exploration of the Darien, Barry Lopez's essay on the coral reefs of the Caribbean island of Bonaire, and Marybeth Holleman's evocative essay on St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea.
Other contributors are Rick Bass, SueEllen Campbell, Lisa Couturier, John Daniel, Jan Grover, Penny Harter, Adele Ne Jame, Homer Kizer, W. S. Merwin, David Petersen, April N. Rieveschl, Alianor True, Louise Wagenknecht, and Terry Tempest Williams.
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Theodore Roethke, from On the Poet and His Craft: Selected Prose of Theodore
Roethke Even my novels are sometimes classified as nature writing! . . . I never
wanted to be anything but a writer, period. An author. A creator of fictions and ...
Whatever the case, it is clear that most contemporary poets of nature, from John
Haines in northern Alaska to Wendell Berry ... Given time, and practice, a poet of
nature can create what the Romantic poet John Keats called "a thing of beauty," a
You are creating something that will, if the job is well done, have life, and proper
revision ensures it will have a long and productive life and not be lost to oblivion.
There is an old story that the Roman poet Virgil, on his deathbed and seeing ...