Reposted from To the Best of Out Knowledge
Lauret Savoy believes too many nature writers focus on pristine wilderness and neglect the gritty reality of the places where people actually live – in cities, for instance, maybe even near toxic waste sites. And writing about these places means grappling with difficult questions about race and poverty. Savoy talks with Jim Fleming about her book “The Colors of Nature.” LISTEN
You can read two chapters from the book:
“Belonging to the Land” by David Mas Masumoto from The Colors of Nature (Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 2011). Copyright © 2002 by David Mas Masumoto.
“Burning the Shelter” by Louis Owens from The Colors of Nature (Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 2011). Copyright © 2002 by Louis Owens.
Shared courtesy of Milkweed Editions.