Essays

Writing About Nature

A Creative Guide
Revised Edition
By John A. Murray

Originally published by the Sierra Club in 1995, this handbook covers genres, techniques, and publication issues for aspiring writers, scholars, and students who want to share their experiences in nature and the outdoors.

The River in Winter

New and Selected Essays
By Stanley Crawford

Crawford's thoughtful and witty essays explore his experiences as a farmer, activist, and observer in rural New Mexico. In his third nonfiction book he writes, among other topics, about the river which irrigates his land and the animals and plants which touch his life.

Dancing on the Stones

Selected Essays
By John Nichols

Writings that span more than thirty years and range from idyllic reflections on nature to unmerciful satires on impending Armageddon.

Earth's Mind

Essays in Native Literature
By Roger Dunsmore

Inspired by Chief Joseph's statement that "the Earth and myself are of one mind," Dunsmore studies the works of major Native writers and their connection with the natural world.

The Spell of New Mexico

Edited by Tony Hillerman

Famous writers tell of the fascination of New Mexico.

The Remembered Earth

An Anthology of Contemporary Native American Literature
Edited by Geary Hobson

This broad survey of Native American writing today is incisive, reflective, moving, and provocative in its variety.

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