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Poetry. Fiction. Photography. UNCONTAINED is a paean to gardens--cultivated Nature--and to Nature in the margins--those places where life defies cultivation and appears as surprise and renewal. The book unites emerging, seasoned, traditional and avant-garde writers and photographers, sharing their visions about and relationships to these strips of environment and their contents. The gardening life reveals many secrets about beginnings, endings and our existences in between. The margins--from greenbelts to the cracks in sidewalks--reveal where humans have been, what we have destroyed and Nature's small, steady triumphs despite and among our intrusions. In the garden, we become aware of time and history. And while gardens may not seem to be "ecology, in fact, they can be the places where we first learn to love Nature. As wilderness disappears, what's left are the margins and planted spaces that preserve a bit of Nature, keeping it in trust for the future"--from the text.