Songs of Ourselves: America's Interior Landscape

Songs of Ourselves: America's Interior Landscape


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Blue Heron Book Works loves stories and we are dedicated to the idea that everyone's individual story-not just those who live in the glare of the celebrity spotlight-is essential to the bigger story of who we are.

It's not politically correct to assign characteristics to nationalities, and in fact most Americans wouldn't consider being American a nationality, claiming that we all come from somewhere else. And yet, after even one generation here-often sooner-the thing that we all have in common, the thing that makes us American, asserts itself and that is this: we look at everything with a child-like sense of the new. Nothing has associations that can't be reworked or reimagined. That's what Americans do: we reinvent ourselves constantly, create ourselves from scratch because all of us are starting over in some way. It's this looking at a situation for what it is without the judgement of generations that makes us the most creative people on the planet.

This quintessential American point of view is captured beautifully in journals and blogs, letters, in unedited and unreflective short bursts of observation and it is what we are celebrating in Songs of Ourselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996817745
Publisher: Blue Heron Book Works
Publication date: 12/01/2015
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Susan Lee Feathers
Nicholas DiGiovanni
Tom Carter
Sherry Stratton
Pamela Varkony
Donna Vitucci
Linda Marsh
Freddi Tachman Carlip
Jonah Matranga
Nancy Canyon
Morton J. Miller
Victoria Franzese
Gail Reitano
G. Bruce Boyer
Raymond M. Wong
Patricia Wellingham-Jones
Jim Brega
Ann Sonz Matranga
Mary Flood
G. B. Miller
Paul Heller
Peter W. Fong
Tomas Benitez
Judith Farmer Miller
Edited by Mary Lawlor
Introduction by Paul Heller

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