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Environmental and Nature Writing A Writer's Guide and Anthology

By: Sean Prentiss and Joe Wilkins
400 pages, 1 b/w illustration
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About this book

Offering guidance on writing poetry, nonfiction, and fiction, Environmental and Nature Writing is a complete introduction to the art and craft of writing about the environment in a wide range of genres. With discussion questions and writing prompts throughout, Environmental and Nature Writing: A Writers' Guide and Anthology covers such topics as:

- The history of writing about the environment
- Image, description and metaphor
- Environmental journalism, poetry, and fiction
- Researching, revising and publishing
- Styles of nature writing, from discovery to memoir to polemic

Environmental and Nature Writing also includes an anthology, offering inspiring examples of nature writing in all of the genres covered by the book, including work by: John Daniel, Camille T. Dungy, David Gessner, Jennifer Lunden, Erik Reece, David Treuer, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Alyson Hagy, Bonnie Nadzam, Lydia Peelle, Benjamin Percy, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Nikky Finney, Juan Felipe Herrera, Major Jackson, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, G.E. Patterson, Natasha Trethewey, and many more.

Contents

Section 1: An Introduction to Nature and Environmental Writing
Chapter 1: The Trailhead
Chapter 2: A Short History of Nature and Environmental Writing

Section 2: The Craft of Nature and Environmental Writing
Chapter 3: Seeing the World, Believing the World
Chapter 4: Living Maps
Chapter 5: The Writer in Place
Chapter 6: People and Place
Chapter 7: The River Above, the River Below
Chapter 8: The Art of Activism
Chapter 9: A World Larger than Ourselves
Chapter 10: The Nature and Environmental Essay, Story, and Poem
Chapter 11: One More Time to the River: Writing is Rewriting
Chapter 12: A Trail Guide

Section 3: Nature and Environmental Writing Anthology
Creative Nonfiction
Geologies: An Investigation
      Chelsea Biondolillo
Pack Rat
      John Daniel
Tales From a Black Girl on Fire, or Why I Hate to Walk Outside and See Things Burning
      Camille T. Dungy
Nature Writing by Numbers
      David Gessner
Exposed: The Mammogram Myth and the Pinkwashing of America
      Jennifer Lunden
Burning the Shelter
      Louis Owens
Spring Ends in Bangor, PA
      Sean Prentiss
Hell Yeah We Want Windmills
      Erik Reece
The Other Side of Fire
      Leslie Ryan
Trapline: An Ojibwe Man's Search for Identity on the Canadian Taiga
      David reuer

Fiction
Family Reunion
      Bonnie Jo Campbell
Border
      Alyson Hagy
Cartography
      Bonnie Nadzam
Mule Killers
      Lydia Peelle
The Caves of Oregon
      Benjamin Percy
Like Bread the Light
      Joe Wikins

Poetry
Creation Myth
      Elizabeth Bradfield
I Was Popular in Certain Circles
      Gabrielle Calvocoressi
What My Neighbor Tells Me Isn't Global Warming
      Todd Davis
Weekly Apocalyptic, or Poem Written on the Wall in an Ascending Space Capsule
      Chris Dombrowski
Resurrection of the Errand Girl
      Nikky Finney
Water Water Water Wind Water
      Juan Felipe Herrera
Migration
      Major Jackson
Remembering Minidoka
      W. Todd Kaneko
River Keeper
      Laurie Kutchins
Emerging View
      Anne Haven McDonnell
Coos Bay
      Michael McGriff
Explaining Seafood to My Future Grandkids after the Extinction
      Juan Morales
Lewis and Clark Disagree
      Aimee Nezhukumatathil
The Natural World
      G.E. Patterson
Stripping
      Sean Prentiss
As a Species Flies from Extinction, Consider the River
      Derek Sheffield
Migration of Balling Twine
      Julia Shipley
The Feed
      M.L. Smoker
Theories of Time and Space
      Natasha Trethewey
Seven Devils
      Joe Wilkins
Tire Hut: Seaview, Washington
      Maya Jewell Zeller

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Biography

Sean Prentiss is Associate Professor of English at Norwich University, USA. He is author of Finding Abbey: The Search for Edward Abbey and His Hidden Desert Grave (2015), which won the National Outdoor Book Award for Biography/History. He is also co-editor of The Far Edges of the Fourth Genre (2014).

Joe Wilkins is Associate Professor of English at Linfield College, USA. His memoir, The Mountain and the Fathers: Growing Up on the Big Dry (2013) won the GLCA New Writers Award for non-fiction and his work has appeared in Georgia Review, Harvard Review and Slate among many other periodicals.

By: Sean Prentiss and Joe Wilkins
400 pages, 1 b/w illustration
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