Sisters of the Earth Women's Prose and Poetry about Nature

ISBN-10: 1400033217

ISBN-13: 9781400033218

Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)

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Sisters of the Earth is a stirring collection of women’s writing on nature: Nature as healer. Nature as delight. Nature as mother and sister. Nature as victim. Nature as companion and reminder of what is wild in us all. Here, among more than a hundred poets and prose writers, are Diane Ackerman on the opium of sunsets; Ursula K. Le Guin envisioning an alternative world in which human beings are not estranged from their planet; and Julia Butterfly Hill on weathering a fierce storm in the redwood tree where she lived for more than two years. Here, too, are poems, essays, stories, and journal entries by Emily Dickinson, Alice Walker, Terry Tempest Williams, Willa Cather, Gretel Erlich, Adrienne Rich, and others—each offering a vivid, eloquent response to the natural world. This second edition of Sisters of the Earth is fully revised and updated with a new preface and nearly fifty new pieces, including new contributions by Louise Erdrich, Pam Houston, Zora Neale Hurston, Starhawk, Joy Williams, Kathleen Norris, Rita Dove, and Barbara Kingsolver.
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/9/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 4.75" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Beginning with a Place
The Joy-Song of Nature
The First Roots Creep Up
Blossoming Pear Tree
Believing the Bond
The South Corner
A White Heron
Being Still
Home to the Wilderness
The Magnolia Tree
A Breeze Swept Through
The Many and the One
I Will Lie Down
Rolling Naked in the Morning Dew
A Rinse in the River
Sandstone Seduction
River, O River
Christmas in Driftwood Valley
Jaunt from Nulato
Visual Opium
Spring in the City
Childhood on White Island
Green Thoughts in a Green Shade
My Mississippi Spring
A Bouquet of Wild Flowers
Glimpses of Salem
On the Hills
Trek to Blue Lake
Night in the Country
Love Poem
Why Do You Keep Those Cats?
Looking for Abbey's Lion
The Recognition
The Source of a River
Wilderness in the Blood
A Different Sympathy
Night Song
Becoming Feral
The Safety Behind Me
In the Open
The Feel of the Outdoors
In a Valley of Peace
The Angry Lunch Cafe
The Storm
The Old One and the Wind
My Help Is in the Mountain and Earth Cure Me
The Ancient People
Journal Entries
The Bowl
Lesson 1 and Lesson 2
State of Grace
Cured by Flowers
Meadow Turf
The Nature Cure - For the Body
The Balsam Fir
The Back-Road
My Desert Pond
The Miracle of Renewal
Depression in Winter
Come into Animal Presence
The Heart's Fox
Sudden Knowing
The Word
To Build a Dam
Two Creatures of the Long-Shadowed Forest
The Fawn
Feathered Philosophers
A Sadness
A Little Nomad
A Wonder Tale
Drama on a Wooden Fence
Dance of Giants
Among My Closet Friends
The Old Cherry Tree
In Praise of Trees
The Man
The Last Antelope
The Hunt and Use
Earth's Green Mantle
Love Canal
The Alegria Canyon and Afterword
When Earth becomes an "It"
The Hewers of Wood
Fallen Forests
Bitter Root Rituals, Stanzas I, II, and III
Contradictions: Tracking Poems, Part 18
Spirit of Love
Turning to Another Way
Eve Revisited
The Rainbow Bridge
Kopis'taya (A Gathering of Spirits)
Declaration of the Four Sacred Things
Native Origin
The Common Living Dirt
What Holds the Water, What Holds the Light
Amazing Grace
End of the Beginning
Mind in the Waters
May's Lion
Bibliography and Further Reading
Index of Authors and Titles
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