Finally, as I catch up on things that passed me by in the rush of this last fall semester, I’m really excited to see that Environmental and Nature Writing: A Writer’s Guide and Anthology is now available from Bloomsbury Academic. Sean Prentiss and I worked super hard on this one, and we think it’s a great text for classes in environmental studies programs focused on writing, as well as classes in English and creative writing programs focused on nature and the environment. And the anthology is, uh, really damn good. We’ve got essays, stories, and poems from a host of the sharpest, bravest, wisest, and most diverse nature and environmental writers working today, including 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, Natasha Trethewey, and many more.
This week you can check out David Gessner’s recently imagined sit-down with the Washington Post over at the always-entertaining Bill and Dave’s Cocktail Hour. And I’m very excited to be reading with Dave, one of my environmental writing heroes, as well as Kathryn Miles, Simmons Buntin, Cheryl St. Germain, Derek Sheffield, Cynthia Huntington, Lauren Eggert-Crowe, and Bill Roorbach on March 7th at Shattuck Visitor’s Center on the Fenway in Boston, MA!
No one combines the personal and the natural better than Joe Wilkins. He’s a hero of mine and will be your hero, too, if you read his new memoir, The Mountain and the Fathers, just out from Counterpoint.