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Earth Words: Varieties of American nature writing (Part 2: George Perkins Marsh)

NOTE: In a February 1, 2023 post, I introduced what I declared would be a three-post series titled “Earth Words: Varieties of American nature writing.” In that first post I wrote about writers Robin Wall Kimmerer, Bernard DeVoto, and Bill McKibben. I also indicated that the next post in the series would consider Rachel Carson,…Continue readingEarth Words: Varieties of American nature writing (Part 2: George Perkins Marsh)

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Earth Words: Varieties of American nature writing (Part 1: Kimmerer, DeVoto, McKibben)

When the MacArthur Foundation announced its 2022 annual¬† “genius” fellowships, readers of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teaching of Plants weren’t surprised that the book’s author, Robin Wall Kimmerer, was among the 25 accomplished individuals who received the bolt-from-the-blue MacArthur recognition (and, of course, the accompanying $800,000 no-strings-attached grant). Since its publication…Continue readingEarth Words: Varieties of American nature writing (Part 1: Kimmerer, DeVoto, McKibben)