Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature

Sisters of the Earth Women s Prose and Poetry About Nature 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 w

  • Title: Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature
  • Author: Lorraine Anderson
  • ISBN: 9781400033218
  • Page: 175
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 than a hundred poets and prose writers, are Diane Ackerman on the opium of sunsets Ursula K Le Guin envisioning an alternative world inSisters 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 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 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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    1. Kendra

      A lovely book with a mix of women's personal poetry and stories regarding earth and how women perceive her. Deep and moving, and without the aggressive writing like men tend to view the relationship with earth.

    2. Tanya Sousa

      Lorraine Anderson did a wonderful job collecting nature-related writings by talented women authors. I savored each page and loved the diversity of choices as I enjoy the diversity in life itself. I loved it so much I looked her up and sent her a message - she said she's coming out with other collections soon. When she does, I'll be sure to read them!

    3. Beth Britnell

      This is my all-time favorite non-fiction book I absolutely love it. "Christmas in Driftwood Valley" especially I think I've read it probably 2 dozen times.

    4. Rebecca Garcia

      the back cover reads in part, "A stirring collection of women's writing on nature: Nature as healer. Nature as delight. Nature as mother & sister. Nature as victim. Nature as companion & reminder of what is wild in us all." this book is all that and more. it's a collection of pieces from more than 100 women poets, prose writers and authors who provide poems, essays, stories, & journal entries which span centuries. A wonderful addition to anyone's library with writers such as Emily Di [...]

    5. Florence

      Every author in this anthology has experienced a closeness to the natural world. The entries that speak most profoundly to me offer an experience of wildness in the midst of the ordinary, everyday world. Mary Donahue follows "a V of honkers" to the northland. I have often tried to imagine the world as it looks to flying geese. I wonder where they are going, what it would be like to fly with them. Judith Minty writes of "those cats of mine"; the enigma of living with a creature who is one moment [...]

    6. Lee

      So far, I am LOVING this book! A lovely collection of essays and poetryrfect for when I can only read for 15-20 minutes. I will be exploring Helen Hoover's writing after finding her in these pages!

    7. Deb Weina

      Wonderful book of women's prose & poetry about the earth and wilderness. A woman's love for earth and her bookshelf should have this book!!! I refer to this jewel often.

    8. Joyful Grapes

      Favorites include:-Valerie Andrews "Beginning with a place" (p4) from A PASSION FOR THIS EARTH-Opal Whiteley "The joy song of nature" (p7) from THE SINGING CREEK WHERE THE WILLOWS GROW-Zora Neale Hurston "Blossoming pear tree" excerpt from THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD (p12)-May Swenson "I will lie down" (p52)-Celia Laighton Thaxter "Childhood on White Island" from AMONG THE ISLES OF SHOALS (p84)-Barbara Meyn "Changing" (p294)

    9. Blake

      I had to read this for a class I was taking in college. I enjoyed a lot of the different poems and authors yet this seemed like such an abridged greatest hits of what could be so much better. I did find a ton of fantastic poems though.

    10. Sarah

      Easily a top contender for best book read in 2017. This anthology truly opened up a new world of writing to me. I absolutely loved this book, which is a collection of nature writing by American women, mostly from the 20th century. It includes many unique pieces of writing from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, all with the overarching theme of the intersection of feminism and ecology - or, women seeking and finding communion with the natural world. In a moment of serendipity, I chos [...]

    11. Kathryn

      Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature is a veritable treasure trove of women's writing on nature. Lorraine Anderson did an outstanding job collecting a diverse group of writers who contributed poetry, prose, short stories and essays to the book. Her thoughtful and illuminating biographies that precede each work demonstrates her palpable attentiveness to each woman's voice. Sisters of the Earth contains this chorus of voices that include well-known writers to lesser known; I [...]

    12. Tom Mueller

      For a beautiful review, see: golegroup/ps/i?id=GAIn the book's acknowledgments, I read of a course offered by Stanford; "Women and Ecology", which gives me yet another inducement to pursue some 'non-degree seeking' course work.Some of my favorite classical authors such as Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Rachael Carson and Willa Cather are among the more than 100 authors represented in Lorraine Anderson's compilation. Contempory authors include such stand-bys as Terry Tempest Williams and Ursula Le Gui [...]

    13. Tina Cipolla

      Absolutely excellent! I picked up this book in the Yosemite bookstore. One could not ask for a better read on a weeklong journey through Yosemite. I found so many writers in here that I want to read more of, some I'm familiar with, some not, but I cannot think of a better trove of new material to read. Be prepared for the full gamut of emotions from joy, and sighs of delight straight on down to despair and rage and everything in between. This book is an emotional roller coaster but well worth th [...]

    14. Gary Brooks

      First and foremost I love poetry and I even write a little myself. What i really enjoyed about this work was that it covers almost the complete diaspora of nature writing. From historical perspectives, animal welfare, activism to even the space age and our stewardship of our planet. The description almost to microscopic detail of almost all natural biomes eg the Pacific northwest, Prairie and the Canadian wilderness.

    15. Aaron Shepard

      This is a wonderful book full of beautiful writing. I enthusiastically recommend it; you will find it difficult to tear yourself away from the stories, poems, and essays honoring the Earth. It is well-organized and a multitude of authors are represented. This is certainly the best book of nature writing I've read.

    16. Mike

      This is a treasure of deep ecology from the perspective of women writes from the early 1900's to today. This book is more pose than poetry but well worth exploring the authors that have observed nature, protested against its destruction and found nature as a means to heal.

    17. Kelly Lynn Thomas

      Reading for my Ecofeminist Literature class. Some good stuff, but a lot of it is just pulled from wherever, and there are many incomplete pieces. I prefer anthologies with complete essays/short stories, personally, so this didn't quite do it for me.

    18. Alexa Mergen

      This book influenced me so much that years after reading it I interviewed the author, and women poets writing about the natural world, for this essay in Her Circle.

    19. Caitlin

      Love this book. Worth the money just for Linda Hogan's additions. I've carried this book with me for years. One of those well-worn books that you always seem to go back to

    20. FarmDotr

      I have to credit my sister-in-law Jennifer for finding this book for me.It is a very centering book.

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