Offering guidance on writing poetry, non-fiction, fiction and polemic, Environmental and Nature Writing is a complete introduction to the art and craft of writing about the environment in a wide range of genres. With discussion questions and writing prompts throughout, Environmental and Nature Writing: A Writers' Guide and Anthology covers such topics as:
· The history of writing about the environment
· Using image, description and metaphor
· Environmental journalism, poetry and fiction
· Researching, revising and publishing
· Styles of nature writing, from discovery to memoir to polemic
The book also includes a short anthology, offering inspiring examples of nature writing in all of the genres covered by the book, including work by such writers as: Amy Leach, Ursula K. Le Guin, Charles Goodrich, Sue Hubbel, Junot Diaz, Kevin Young, Kathleen Jamie, Sherry Simpson, Louise Erdrich Annie Dillard, Sherman Alexie, Todd Davis and many others.
Environmental and Nature Writing: A Writers' Guide and Anthology is supported by a companion website, offering guidance on writing, publishing and activism, key magazines and organizations and supporting material for teaching and independent study and writing.