Environmental and Nature Writing: A Writer's Guide and Anthology

Environmental and Nature Writing: A Writer's Guide and Anthology

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Environmental and Nature Writing: A Writer's Guide and Anthology by Sean Prentiss, Joe Wilkins

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

The book 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472592538
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 11/17/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 898,563
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of 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 Treuer


Family Reunion
Bonnie Jo Campbell

Alyson Hagy

Bonnie Nadzam

Mule Killers
Lydia Peelle

The Caves of Oregon
Benjamin Percy

Like Bread the Light
Joe Wilkins


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

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

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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