Lauret Savoy on "The Colors of Nature"

November 6, 2011

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."

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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Great interview! Thanks for your insights and for sharing your personal stories. As a white male of privilege I forget that not every one shares my experience and my privilege!