New Wilderness Voices: Collected Essays from the Waterman Fund Contest

New Wilderness Voices: Collected Essays from the Waterman Fund Contest

by Christine Woodside, Amy Seidl

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Guy and Laura Waterman spent a lifetime reflecting on and writing about the mountains of the Northeast. The Waterman Fund seeks to further their legacy of stewardship through an annual essay contest that celebrates and explores issues of wilderness, wildness, and humanity. Since 2008, the Waterman Fund has partnered with the journal Appalachia in seeking out new and emerging voices on these subjects, and in publishing the winning essay in the journal. Part of the contest’s mission is to find and support such emerging writers, and a number of them have gone on to publish other work in Appalachia or their own books. The contest has succeeded admirably in fulfilling its mission: new writers have brought fresh perspectives to these timeless issues of wilderness and wildness. In New Wilderness Voices these winning essays are collected for the first time, along with the best runners-up. Together, they make up an important and celebratory addition to the growing body of environmental literature, and shed new light on our wild spaces.

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ISBN-13: 9781512600858
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publication date: 07/04/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 193
File size: 612 KB

About the Author

CHRISTINE WOODSIDE is the editor of Appalachia journal, published by the Appalachian Mountain Club. She is the author of Libertarians on the Prairie: Laura Ingalls Wilder, Rose Wilder Lane, and the Making of the Little House Books. AMY SEIDL is a lecturer in environmental studies at the University of Vermont and the author of two books on climate change, Early Spring: An Ecologist and Her Children Wake to a Warming World and Finding Higher Ground.

Table of Contents

Foreword—Amy Seidl • Introduction—Christine Woodside, Annie Bellerose, and Bethany Taylor • Letter to Readers—Laura Waterman • Climate Change at the Top—Kimberley S. K. Beal (2008, Winner) • A Dark Night on White Wall—Will Kemeza (2008, Runner-up) • It’s a Seasonal Life—Sally Manikian (2008) • Looking Up—Sandy Stott (2008) • A Ritual Descent—Jeremy Loeb (2009, Winner) • The Northeast’s True Hundred-Mile Wilderness?—Rick Ouimet (2009, Runner-up) • Hunting the Woolly Adelgid—Dianne Fallon (2010, Winner) • The Red Squirrel and the Second Law, or, What the Caretaker Saw—Jonathan Mingle (2010, Runner-up) • On Being Lost—Blair Braverman (2011, Co-winner) • The Warp and Weft—Bethany Taylor (2011, Co-winner) • A Place for Everything—Katherine Dykstra (2012, Winner) • Wilderness—Angela Zukowski (2012, Runner-up) • Where the Trail Ends—Wendy Ungar (2012) • Catching a Fish—Leah Titcomb (2012) • Epigoni, Revisited—Michael Wejchert (2013, Winner) • Steward’s Story—Devon Reynolds (2013, Runner-up) • The Cage Canyon—Jenny Kelly Wagner (2014, Winner) • Walking with Our Faces to the Sun—Nancy Rich (2014, Runner-up) • Getting Lost in a Familiar Part of the Woods—Aaron Piccirillo (2014) • One Tough Gal—Dove Henry (2015, Winner) • Lady and the Camp—Erica Berry (2015, Runner-up) • About the Contributors

What People are Saying About This

Barbara Richardson

“If you’re snowed in, rained in, or just in, New Wilderness Voices delivers two dozen calls of the wild. . . . Read this anthology and lace up your boots.”

Tom Wessels

“As these writers contemplate wilderness they discover new, often unexpected connections to the natural world. . . . This anthology is all about deeper, more meaningful relationships with nature and the people with whom they experience it.”

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