Monthly Archives: February 2012

More letters and a moment of serendipity

As I read the tiny black letters spelling out “Correspondence – Annie Dillard” on TARO, an electronic database that exhaustively lists the contents of all the writers’ boxes, my leisurely skimming turned into surprise and a hast request for a … Continue reading

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Scattered Poems

Scribbled in the corners of Gretel Ehrlich’s research papers are tiny poems, of ice, of sun, of glaciers. I am reminded of the curious insights in simple poems and their gifts to understanding.

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Masters of Nature Writing, Then and Now

During the mid 1980s Penguin Books developed a Nature Classics series and employed Edward Hoagland to select, edit, and solicit contributions for books and introductory materials. Up to the task, he immediately sent inquiries to friends, colleagues, and various specialists … Continue reading

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