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A Voice for Earth: American Writers Respond to the Earth Charter

A Voice for Earth: American Writers Respond to the Earth Charter


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780820331720
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 09/15/2008
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

JANISSE RAY is the author of Pinhook: Finding Wholeness in a Fragmented Land, Wild Card Quilt: Taking a Chance on Home, the best-selling Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, and The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food. She is also the author of a poetry collection, A House of Branches, and coeditor of Between Two Rivers: Stories from the Red Hills to the Gulf. She lives in the Altamaha Community in Reidsville, Georgia.

JOHN LANE is a professor of English and environmental studies at Wofford College. His books include Waist Deep in Black Water, Chattooga: Descending into the Myth of Deliverance River, Circling Home, and My Paddle to the Sea (all Georgia). He also coedited, with Gerald Thurmond, The Woods Stretched for Miles: New Nature Writing from the South (also Georgia). He has published several volumes of poetry, essays, and a novel, as well as a selection of his online columns, The Best of the Kudzu Telegraph.

PETER BLAZE CORCORAN is a professor of environmental studies and environmental education and director of the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education at Florida Gulf Coast University. He is editor of The Earth Charter in Action: Toward a Sustainable World.

A. JAMES WOHLPART is a professor of English and dean of Undergraduate Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University. He is coeditor, with Peter Blaze Corcoran, of A Voice for Earth: American Writers Respond to the Earth Charter (Georgia), and coeditor, with Susan Cerulean and Janisse Ray, of Unspoiled: Writers Speak for Florida's Coast.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     ix
Foreword: The Rights of Nature   Homero Aridjis     xi
Foreword: Taking the Globe to Our Bosom   Terry Tempest Williams     xiii
Introduction   A. James Wohlpart   Peter Blaze Corcoran     xix
Imagination into Principle
Crafting Principles for the Earth Charter   Steven C. Rockefeller     3
The Earth Charter     24
Principle into Imagination: Literary Responses to the Earth Charter
Owning the Imperatives: A Poem for the Earth Charter   Alison Hawthorne Deming     37
Learning to See the Stars: The Earth Charter as a Compass for the New Century   Mary Evelyn Tucker     40
Remembering the Ancient Path: The Original Instructions and the Earth Charter   Chief Jake Swamp     54
Lake Conestee   John Lane     61
Restoration: A Plan   Rick Bass     68
Wilderness as a Sabbath for the Land   Scott Russell Sanders     80
Who   Robert Michael Pyle     90
Broad Water, Distant Land   Stuart Ching     92
Possibility Begins Here   Lauret Savoy     107
Hope for Democracy   Janisse Ray     113
Imagination andPrinciple into a New Ethic
The Ethic of Care   Leonardo Boff$dtranslated by Philip Berryman     129
Afterword   Kamla Chowdhry     146
Contributors     149

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