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Environmental and Nature Writing A Writer's Guide and Anthology,9781472592521

Environmental and Nature Writing A Writer's Guide and Anthology

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Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 1/12/2017
Publisher(s): Bloomsbury Academic
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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.

Author Biography

Sean Prentiss is Assistant Professor of English at Norwich University, USA. He is co-editor of The Far Edges of the Fourth Genre (2014).

Joe Wilkins is Associate Professor of English at Linfield College, USA. His memoir, The Mountain and the Fathers: Growing Up on the Big Dry (2013) won the GLCA New Writers Award for non-fiction and his work has appeared in Georgia Review, Harvard Review and Slate among many other periodicals.

Table of Contents

Part 1: An Introduction to Environmental Writing
1. Motivations and Definitions
2. A Short History
Part 2: The Craft of Environmental Writing
3. Image, Specificity and Description
4. Seeing, Thinking, Making Metaphor
5. The Human Element
6. Making Story, Making Meaning
7. The Gentle Art of Persuasion
8. The Environmental Essay, Poem and Story
9. Research
10. Revision and Style
Part 3: Styles of Environmental Writing
11. (Un)Natural Histories and Sciences
12. Circling Home, Growing Home
13. Explorations and Encounters
14. The Physical and the Metaphysical
15. Elegies and Calls to Action
Part 4: A Short Anthology of Environmental Writing

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