Colors of Nature - Lauret Savoy

May 4, 2014

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. 

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. 

All are shared with permission from Milkweed Editions.

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