Sisters Of The Earth: Women'S Prose And Poetry About Nature
Publish Date: 1991-04-09
Author: Lorraine Anderson
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This book introduces us to female perspectives on nature. Over 90 selections, from Emily Dickinson to Alice Walker, span a century and encompass the voices of a variety of women--some known for their writing on nature, and several outstanding new voices Women have been writing, and writing very well, about nature for hundreds of years, but, as in so many other fields, their contributions were overlooked and undervalued until recently. Lorraine Anderson's anthology Sisters of the Earth is just the remedy. In it, Anderson gathers writing on nature from a range of authors, among them the relatively familiar Sally Carrighar, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Ann Zwinger, Rachel Carson, and Ursula Le Guin and younger contemporaries like Pat Mora, Terry Tempest Williams, Luci Tapahonso, and Joy Harjo. Anderson showcases essays, fiction, and poetry in roughly equal measure, and her intelligent notes and introduction add much to this generous--and long overdue, and most welcome--collection.