The Light Through the Trees: Reflections on Land and Farming

The Light Through the Trees: Reflections on Land and Farming

by Luanne Armstrong


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The Light Through the Trees is a remarkable and deeply wise reflection on land, farming, a sense of place, connecting with nature and what it means to live on this earth. As a third-generation farmer, the author's roots go deep into the land but her work also captures her thoughts on such current issues as the environment, environmental identity, and animal ethics. Her writing is poetic, lyrical, and engaging. Part farmer, part poet, part activist, Armstrong engages her readers through her fascination and close involvement with both the natural and the human worlds.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781894759953
Publisher: Caitlin Press Inc.
Publication date: 10/25/2012
Edition description: Unabridged
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 5.60(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Luanne Armstrong, MFA, Ph. D, is a novelist, freelance writer, editor, and publisher. Her writing and research interests include place and nature, ecological identity, and writing as inquiry. She has published over fifteen books, including poetry, novels, children's books and a memoir. Her work has been nominated for numerous prizes and awards. Luanne teaches Creative Writing in the University of British Columbia Master's Program, and at other educationalinstitutions within BC and Alberta. She is presently working on a book on the ethics of autobiographical writing for Pacific Educational Press and her new children's book, 'I'll Be Home Soon' will be published by Ronsdale Press in Fall 2012. Currently Luanne lives on her organic heritage farm in the Kootenay region of BC.

Table of Contents

Fresh Tracks 11

Turnings 18

My Father's Gift 21

Sad Songs 32

Farmer 35

Money Land 46

Mine: Notes Toward a Land Ethic 49

Inside and out 66

Interbeing/Animalia 69

Chinese Swallows 90

Machine Noise 93

Lush 104

Houses 107

Landing 118

Writing Land into Language 121

Cake 134

The Place Looks Back 137

If all Months were August 150

The Sudden Falling of the Light 153

Summer's End 160

Writing After Nature 163

Solitude 178

Harvest 180

Staying Put 183

White Peaches 192

Patterns 194

Endnotes 197

Thank you 203

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