Shorewords

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Emily Dickinson, Lucille Clifton, Rachel Carson, and Gretel Ehrlich: They hail from different regions, employ widely divergent writing styles, and are not known primarily as nature writers. Yet in Shorewords, Susan A. C. Rosen has compiled an imaginative and beautifully balanced anthology of selections from these and more than forty other important writers connected by their love for the coastline. Edna St. Vincent Millay's "Low Tide," E. Annie Proulx's "Cast Away," Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Naomi," and Ursula Le ...

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Emily Dickinson, Lucille Clifton, Rachel Carson, and Gretel Ehrlich: They hail from different regions, employ widely divergent writing styles, and are not known primarily as nature writers. Yet in Shorewords, Susan A. C. Rosen has compiled an imaginative and beautifully balanced anthology of selections from these and more than forty other important writers connected by their love for the coastline. Edna St. Vincent Millay's "Low Tide," E. Annie Proulx's "Cast Away," Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Naomi," and Ursula Le Guin's "Text" are among the diverse pieces that reveal the writers' common fascination with the people and places at water's edge. Organized thematically, Shorewords reflects women's experiences of living along the coast through a wide range of material, including short fiction, poetry, and excerpts from novels and memoirs. All reveal the rich response to shorelines women writers have expressed—and continue to express—in poetry and prose.

Includes: Jennifer Ackerman
• Nancy Allen
• Gloria Anzaldúa
• Kerry Neville Bakken
• Dorothy Balano
• Andrea Barrett
• Doris Betts
• Kate Braverman
• Mary Louisa Burtch Brewster
• Mary Parker Buckles
• Rachel L. Carson
• Kate Chopin
• Amy Clampitt
• Lucille Sayles Clifton
• Wanda Coleman
• Rebecca Blaine Harding Davis
• Jan DeBlieu
• Emily Dickinson
• Joan Didion
• Annie Dillard
• Gretel Ehrlich
• Anita Endrezze
• Diane P. Freedman
• Tess Gallagher
• Susan Glaspell
• Mary Hood
• Cynthia Huntington
• Sarah Orne Jewett
• Mary Karr
• Susan Kenney
• Carolyn Kizer
• Ursula K. Le Guin
• Denise Levertov
• Anne Morrow Lindbergh
• Nancy Lord
• Sandra McPherson
• Edna St. Vincent Millay
• Marianne Moore
• Ruth Moore
• Sena Jeter Naslund
• Gloria Naylor
• Mary Oliver
• Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
• E. Annie Proulx
• May Sarton
• Elizabeth Spencer
• Harriet Beecher Stowe
• May Swenson
• Sara Teasdale
• Celia Thaxter

University of Virginia Press

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813922331
  • Publisher: University of Virginia
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Pages: 412
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan A. C. Rosen, Professor of English at Anne Arundel Community College, is the author of numerous articles on American literature and the environment.

University of Virginia Press

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Table of Contents

Preface
Naomi 7
Mara 9
Out of the Sea 12
The Outside 37
The Women Who Raised Goats 47
El otro Mexico 48
Fall, 1855, the settlement called Whatcom 50
From Among the Isles of Shoals 59
A White Heron 65
Memory of Cape Cod 74
Impression: Fog off the Coast of Dorset 75
From The Liars' Club 75
Small Craft Warnings 92
Vigil 104
The Marginal World 123
Channelled Whelk 128
The Outer Bar 134
Singled Out 135
Warning 135
At the Shore 136
Santa Rosa 137
The Edge 141
Prologue, from Notes from the Shore 145
Osprey, from Notes from the Shore 148
The Shore 160
Intertidal Zone 165
Edge Effect 167
Wild Nights - Wild Nights! 175
I started Early - took my Dog 175
From The Story of Avis 176
Sea Longing 186
Woman on Sand 186
The Mapmaker's Daughter 188
First Things First 189
Ocean Water Absorbs Red, Orange, and Yellow Light 199
The Littoral Zone 201
Inland 215
On the Edge 216
A Subject of the Waves 217
Beach Glass 219
From Mama Day 221
Cast Away 223
A Rolling Hitch 228
Bebe Sellars: May 1968 238
Old Christmas 247
From The Weir 257
Quiet Days in Malibu 265
3 a.m. Kitchen: My Father Talking 275
Boat Ride 276
Putting Up Boat 282
Blessing the boats 293
Crabbing 293
From The Awakening 299
On the Dunes 302
To the Sea 303
Exiled 303
Burial 304
Low-Tide 305
The Fish 305
A Grave 307
Preface, from The Houes by the Sea 308
Tuesday, October 7th, from The House by the Sea 312
Texts 314
Sailing 316
The Great Blue Heron 332
From The Salt Line 334
A Whale of a Different Color - Melville and the Movies: The Great White
Whale and Free Willy 343
A Season on Maui 355
On this wondrous sea 358
Exultation is the going 359
December 11, 1912. (At home in Herring Gut, known to the better element as Port Clyde.) 359
Back in the U.S.A. 365
The Cabin Boy 370
Notes on Authors 379
Acknowledgments 389
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