Category Archives: Rick Bass

Rick Bass: the challenges and inspirations from the Yaak Valley

The Yaak Valley is a stretch of forest in Northwest Montana. The area surrounding the Yaak Valley is under constant threat from logging companies that want to harvest the timber for economic gain. Logging destroys environments and alters ecosystems. Rick … Continue reading

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Movement 600 Miles Away

What does it mean to understand poetry? Are there right ways and wrong ways to understand? Every poet begins by scribbling sentences on a pad of paper or typing a draft in a word document that hopefully would later be … Continue reading

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Sowell Collection Conference

Clicking on this link will display the Poster for the upcoming Sowell Collection Conference with Rick Bass, Robert Michael Pyle, Pattiann Rogers, Barry Lopez, and John Lane.

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Nashville Chrome

Rick Bass will be a featured writer at our next Sowell Collection Conference (April 18-20, 2013), so in preparation for this visit, I’ve been reading more of his work. He’s such a prolific writer, I quickly fall behind and suddenly … Continue reading

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The Collection

I haven’t been in the Holden Reading Room as much as I would like, and were I to allow myself to, abandoning other responsibilities, I’d become a hermit. Staying there for long periods of time though is not quite as … Continue reading

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On Geese and Rick Bass’s “Swans”

The geese are back. Their wild honking fades above my room as they glide above in their v-formation, headed to the nearby playa lake. Some, I imagine, will continue further south for a little ways, while for the others, this … Continue reading

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