A Voice for Earth: American Writers Respond to the Earth Charter available in Hardcover
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- University of Georgia Press
A Voice for Earth is a collection of poems, essays, and stories that together give a voice to the ethical principles outlined in the Earth Charter. The Earth Charter was adopted in the year 2000 with the mission of addressing the economic, social, political, spiritual, and environmental problems confronting the world in the twenty-first century.
Part 1 of the book, "Imagination into Principle," comprises Steven C. Rockefeller's behind-the-scenes summary of how the language for the Earth Charter was drafted. In part 2, "Principle into Imagination," ten writers breathe life into its concepts with their own original work. Contributors include Rick Bass, Alison Hawthorne Deming, John Lane, Robert Michael Pyle, Janisse Ray, Scott Russell Sanders, Lauret Savoy, and Mary Evelyn Tucker. In part 3, "Imagination and Principle into a New Ethic," Leonardo Boff offers a new paradigm created through reflecting on the concept of care in the Earth Charter.
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About the Author
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
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