The Alphabet of the Trees is a superb collection of essays about teaching all aspects and forms of nature writing, including poems, field journals, fiction, and nonfiction. It is a practical handbook; an introduction to nature writing, nature poetry, and fieldwork; and a guide to some basic strategies for teachers at all levels. The distinguished contributors to this volume include nature writers, poets, fiction writers, and educators: Eleanor J. Bader, Barbara Bash, Joseph Bruchac, Jordan Clary, Jack Collom, Carolyn Duckworth, Margot Fortunato Galt, Barry Gilmore, Cynde Gregory, Penny Harter, Terry Hermsen, William J. Higginson, Susan Karwoska, Clare Walker Leslie, Christian McEwen, Suzanne Rogier Marshall, Holly Masturzo, Michael Morse, Mary Oliver, Carol F. Peck, Sarah Juniper Rabkin, Charles E. Roth, Matthew Sharpe, Gary Snyder, Kim Stafford, Sam Swope, John Tallmadge, Mary Edwards Wertsch, Janine Pommy Vega, and Ann Zwinger. Their essays present inspiring models from Tu Fu, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, Denise Levertov, Matsuo Basho, Muriel Rukeyser, Henry David Thoreau, Rainer Maria Rilke, Pablo Neruda, and many others. The Alphabet of the Trees also includes an extensive bibliography and resource section.
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