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American Wild

American Wild

by Engelhard, Michael

Torn between two “soulscapes”—the canyon country and Alaska—the author has roamed both for twenty– five years. En route he suffered snowstorms, boat– flips, heat, injury, bobcat tamales, upset raptors, charging grizzlies, the Park Service, heartbreak, hungry mosquitos, and honeymooners from abroad...

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The Bone Pile

The Bone Pile

by Werner, Maximilian

In The Bone Pile: Essays on Nature and Culture, author Maximilian Werner uses the vehicles of fly fishing, every day experience, and some of our most sacred rituals to explore the origins and limitations of our behavior and ideas. These essays range from the quasi-mystical to the polemical and from the polemical to the ecological...

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Border Crossings

Border Crossings

by Marshall, Ian

"The International Appalachian Trail runs north from Mount Katahdin seven hundred miles to the end of the Gaspé Peninsula. Inspired by Basho, Ian Marshall hiked it for six summers, probing the poetics of haiku while exploring a vast and beautiful wilderness little known in the US...

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Children to the Mountain

Children to the Mountain

by Lindorff, Gary

In Children to the Mountain, Lindorff offers a metaphorical, modern-mythic walk through of our times, suing for nothing less than wakeful lucidity. The language in these poems is not for the timid of spirit; it pulls and pushes, it yanks us  down and inward, it pushes us to leave our comfort zones. Perhaps in the end it is initiatory...

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Cosmosophia

Cosmosophia

by Richards, Theodore

“Richards writes skillfully and soulfully about the most pressing issues of our times, and the deeper crisis out of which they have emerged...

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Courting the Wild: Love Affairs with Reptiles and Amphibians

Courting the Wild: Love Affairs with Reptiles and Amphibians

by Reaser, Jamie K.

This won­derful col­lec­tion of essays offers a glimpse into the spe­cial world of rep­tiles, and the spell they cast on those who have devoted their lives to their study...

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Courting the Wild: Love Affairs with the Land

Courting the Wild: Love Affairs with the Land

by Reaser, Jamie K.

Do you remember the first time you feel in love? Within these pages you will find love stories, rapturous love affairs with the land, shameless seductions, betrothals, vows exchanged, marriages of the soul, heartaches, partings, healings, and renewals. The authors are the courters and the courted...Their landscape paramours embrace them and they grow forth from within.

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Creatively Maladjusted

Creatively Maladjusted

by Richards, Theodore

Education is the subject of much public debate. Politicians and bureaucrats, educators and parents, students and concerned citizens all have an interest—and a stake—in the way we educate our children...

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Crow Feathers, Red Ochre, Green Tea

Crow Feathers, Red Ochre, Green Tea

by Morgan, Gwendolyn

Gwendolyn Morgan’s first collection, Crow Feathers, Red Ochre, Green Tea, offers richly textured poetic renderings of natural landscapes and emotional nuances in response to those landscapes...

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Estuaries

Estuaries

by Kirkey, Jason

The poems in this book are an attempt to speak in a common tongue with mountains, rivers, and forests. Too often poetry is thought of as the domain of human creativity with its source in the depths of the imagination. We use it to speak of the world, but not to the non-​​human world—let alone with it...

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Fireflies at Absolute Zero

Fireflies at Absolute Zero

by Laurie, Erynn Rowan

Fireflies at Absolute Zero is a map of a life, written in location and longing, its calligraphy the surreal moments between dream and waking. The poems are shaped by myth, the Gaelic poetic tradition, dream worlds, personal history, and the grey-​​green landscape of the Salish Sea...

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Huntley Meadows

Huntley Meadows

by Reaser, Jamie K.

“Jamie K. Reaser’s poetic account of a year in Huntley Meadows in the heart of Washington is a treasure. A top-​​rank scientist committed to conservation biology, Reaser turns out to be a poet able to project images of the natural world that echo reality—and at the same time move the reader’s spirit...

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Living in the Nature Poem

Living in the Nature Poem

by Sayler, Mary Harwell

This col­lec­tion con­nects us to our­selves, each other, and the earth. As an impor­tant part of our own envi­ron­ments, we’re also part of the complexities of nature, including human nature and those odd thoughts and moments that bring humor, wonder, per­plexity, and prayer.

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Lungs of My Earth

Lungs of My Earth

by Searle, William Henry

What does it feel like to be a part of the living, breathing earth? And how do these experiences contribute to the sense that the earth is sacred, holy? In prose that is at once lyrical and vividly profound, the author intimately recounts - from childhood to the present day - his experiences of being carnally drawn into the life of the earth through six particular landscapes that open out towards...

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Midlife with Thoreau

Midlife with Thoreau

by Freedman, Diane P.

This is a book about writing as righting. At midlife Diane P. Freedman turns to the books of Thoreau, not to mention his landscapes...

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Night, Mystery & Light

Night, Mystery & Light

by McDowell, J.K.

"McDowell often ends his poems with a challenge to 'Jim,' a question usually asking him to make sense of his life. Yet as we feel our way through the earlier stanzas, living within their diaphanous walls, we overhear this final question as if it were directed at us. One of the joys of reading McDowell's poetry is precisely this-that his questions urge us to make deeper sense of our own lives...

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Note to Self

Note to Self

by Reaser, Jamie K.

“Jamie K. Reaser is a rare bird, indeed: a mystic naturalist, a gifted poet, and a virtuoso guide to soul. With the Siren song of her seductive verse, this chthonic critter will grab you by the ankles and draw you down toward the ecstatic and terrifying mysteries of the one life you can call your own, your one true gift for this breaking world.” —Bill Plotkin, Ph.D...

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Rooted and Risen

Rooted and Risen

by McLaughlin, Timothy P.

This debut collection of poems from Timothy P. McLaughlin chronicles an inspired intimacy with the still wild places and presences of the Earth. The musical, iridescent language delights the senses and draws the reader/listener back into an essential creatureliness and basic loving kinship with the natural world.

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Sacred Reciprocity

Sacred Reciprocity

by Reaser, Jamie K.

The essence of ayni is sacred reciprocity. Ayni emerges out of a universal perspective in which importance is placed on the relational flow of energy as a process of establishing and maintaining balance. Ayni can be seen as a code of conduct – a sacred agreement to engage in a balanced exchange between self and other...

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The Salmon in the Spring

The Salmon in the Spring

by Kirkey, Jason

Here at the end of the Cenozoic Era with the life systems withering away, a surprising creativity appears, a kind of mystical balancing act. The world’s spiritual traditions are entering into deeply engaged conversations through which the riches of each are ignited in new ways...

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Searching for What is Not There

Searching for What is Not There

by Willitts, Martin

Divided into the four seasons, Searching for What Is Not There is a collection of nature poems with a concern with the complex, connected, and fragile relationship of everything in the universe, from the smallest to the immense, infused with spiritualism and silence, as we begin growing older, accepting death and embracing life.

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Snowy Owls, Egrets, and Unexpected Graces

Snowy Owls, Egrets, and Unexpected Graces

by Morgan, Gwendolyn

Snowy Owls, Egrets and Unexpected Graces is a portal to an interior landscape that mirrors the natural world – the majesty of western red cedar and snowy owls, the murmurations of songbirds and the incantations of astral showers...

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So Ecstasy Can Find You

So Ecstasy Can Find You

by Cunningham, Elizabeth

In her third collection of poems, novelist Elizabeth Cunningham leads us on an intimate journey into forest and mountain, garden and dream, along a hidden stream bed and beside a friend's deathbed. She also explores poetic form, drawing inspiration from ghazal, haiku, tanka, and song lyric. Eye and ear are equally important to Cunningham; her images are rich, her rhythms, sure...

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The Taste of Water and Stone: New and Selected Poems

The Taste of Water and Stone: New and Selected Poems

by Kirkey, Jason

The Taste of Water and Stone is a deer trail through the last decade of Kirkey’s poetry. Along its course, it charts a way through mountains, forests, and estuaries, through personal transformations and mythic encounters. The selected works have been revisited and revised to stand comfortably alongside a series of new poems...

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Western Solstice

Western Solstice

by Wilson, Leonore

"Leonore Wilson's Western Solstice contains poems that spring whole and marvelous, shimmering from the earth. Born from a profound, wide-ranging, original and feminine mind, they bewitch the reader with a lush, passionate voice that is 'all impulse of towards' and a tensile form that is as breathtaking as its content. This book is a true treasure...

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Wild Life

Wild Life

by Reaser, Jamie K.

Wild Life is both a celebration of wildlife and an exploration of the human animal. Ultimately, it is a testament to what becomes possible when we see ourselves as a part of, rather than apart from, the natural world. What can an owl, a salmon, or a bear teach us about becoming a better person? What if we re-​​claimed our animalness? What if we surrendered to the wild life? “What...

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Winter

Winter

by Reaser, Jamie K.

Jamie K. Reaser’s newest collection of poetry is a celebration of simplicity. Written during winter snow storms, the poems explore the essence of the season and what it is to have the routines of modernity stripped away when the power goes out...

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Written River

Written River

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Written River is a literary journal published by Hiraeth Press, which focuses on poetry and non-fiction prose exploring nature and our relationship to it. Published as an annual anthology, we strive to encourage the discipline of eco-poetics and return the voice of the poet to the body of the Earth...

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Similar Titles

  • The Bone Pile
  • Border Crossings
  • Children to the Mountain
  • Cosmosophia
  • Courting the Wild: Love Affairs with Reptiles and Amphibians
  • Courting the Wild: Love Affairs with the Land
  • Creatively Maladjusted
  • Crow Feathers, Red Ochre, Green Tea
  • Estuaries
  • Fireflies at Absolute Zero
  • Huntley Meadows
  • Living in the Nature Poem
  • Lungs of My Earth
  • Midlife with Thoreau
  • Night, Mystery & Light
  • Note to Self
  • Rooted and Risen
  • Sacred Reciprocity
  • The Salmon in the Spring
  • Searching for What is Not There
  • Snowy Owls, Egrets, and Unexpected Graces
  • So Ecstasy Can Find You
  • The Taste of Water and Stone: New and Selected Poems
  • Western Solstice
  • Wild Life
  • Winter
  • Written River
  • American Wild
 

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