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Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and…
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Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature (1991)

by Lorraine Anderson (Editor)

Other authors: Diane Ackerman (Contributor), Paula Gunn Allen (Contributor), Lorraine Anderson (Contributor), Valerie Andrews (Contributor), Mary Austin (Contributor)111 more, Marilou Awiakta (Contributor), Beth Brant (Contributor), Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci (Contributor), Sally Carrighar (Contributor), Rachel Carson (Contributor), Willa Cather (Contributor), Lucille Clifton (Contributor), Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth (Contributor), Anna Botsford Comstock (Contributor), Ina Coolbrith (Contributor), Susan Fenimore Cooper (Contributor), Laura Lee Davidson (Contributor), Barbara Dean (Contributor), Alison Hawthorne Deming (Contributor), Barbara Deming (Contributor), Emily Dickinson (Contributor), Rita Dove (Contributor), Gretel Ehrlich (Contributor), Louise Erdrich (Contributor), Abbie Huston Evans (Contributor), Hildegarde Flanner (Contributor), Mary E. Wilkins Freeman (Contributor), Rebecca Gonzales (Contributor), Elizabeth Dodson Gray (Contributor), Susan Griffin (Contributor), Charlotte Forten Grimke (Contributor), Joy Harjo (Contributor), Penny Harter (Contributor), Margaret Hasse (Contributor), Linda Hasselstrom (Contributor), Ella Higginson (Contributor), Julia Butterfly Hill (Contributor), Hannah Hinchman (Contributor), Jane Hirshfield (Contributor), Linda Hogan (Contributor), Helen Hoover (Contributor), Pam Houston (Contributor), Sue Hubbell (Contributor), Zora Neale Hurston (Contributor), Sarah Orne Jewett (Contributor), Josephine Johnson (Contributor), Diana Kappel-Smith (Contributor), Jane Kenyon (Contributor), Barbara Kingsolver (Contributor), Lisa Knopp (Contributor), Maxine Kumin (Contributor), Anne Labastille (Contributor), Ursula K. Le Guin (Contributor), Meridel Le Sueur (Contributor), Katie Lee (Contributor), Gretchen Legler (Contributor), Mary Leister (Contributor), Denise Levertov (Contributor), Janet Lewis (Contributor), Mabel Dodge Luhan (Contributor), Judith McCombs (Contributor), Joan McIntyre (Contributor), Brooke Medicine Eagle (Contributor), Maria Melendez (Contributor), Ellen Meloy (Contributor), Deena Metzger (Contributor), Barbara Meyn (Contributor), Edna St. Vincent Millay (Contributor), Judith Minty (Contributor), Janice Mirikitani (Contributor), Kathleen Dean Moore (Contributor), Barbara Mor (Contributor), Pat Mora (Contributor), Margaret Murie (Contributor), Nancy Newhall (Contributor), Kathleen Norris (Contributor), Julia Older (Contributor), Frances Theodora Parsons (Contributor), Molly Peacock (Contributor), Edna Brush Perkins (Contributor), Brenda Peterson (Contributor), Marge Piercy (Contributor), Gene Stratton Porter (Contributor), Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (Contributor), Martha Reben (Contributor), Adrienne Rich (Contributor), Dorothy Richards (Contributor), Pattiann Rogers (Contributor), Sharman Apt Russell (Contributor), Hope Ryden (Contributor), Clarice Short (Contributor), Lydia Huntley Sigourney (Contributor), Leslie Marmon Silko (Contributor), Anita Skeen (Contributor), Mary Sojourner (Contributor), Theodora Stanwell-Fletcher (Contributor), Starhawk (Composer), May Swenson (Contributor), Genevieve Taggard (Contributor), Luci Tapahonso (Contributor), Celia Laighton Thaxter (Contributor), Alice Walker (Contributor), Margaret Walker (Contributor), Edith Warner (Contributor), Jane Hollister Wheelwright (Contributor), Katharine S. White (Contributor), Opal Whiteley (Contributor), Roberta Hill Whiteman (Contributor), Laura Ingalls Wilder (Contributor), Joy Williams (Contributor), Terry Tempest Williams (Contributor), Nancy Wood (Contributor), Elizabeth C. Wright (Contributor), Mabel Osgood Wright (Contributor), Ofelia Zepeda (Contributor), Ann Zwinger (Contributor)

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A collection of women's writing on nature---poems, essays, stories and journal entries.

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"A book to treasure, to savor, to keep ... - full of tales that are mesmerizing and heartening (Judith Freeman)." "These voices remind, rejoice, bewail, berate - with love, joy, compassion, energy, nerve and outrage - and we'd better pay attention (Janet Kauffman)." From the front and back covers. ( )
  strawberrycreekmtg | Jan 26, 2014 |
This is an absolutely beautiful collection of poems, prose, anecdotes, and other stories... I loved each piece. My only complaint is the inclusion of certain authors at the exclusion of others, and the occasionally too-long contributing author write-ups. All in all though, it is an extremely moving read. ( )
  aliaschase | Mar 11, 2010 |
I used this as a reference source, and bought or borrowed many of the works excerpted. ( )
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This earth is my sister;
I love her daily grace, her silent daring, and how
loved I am //
how we admire this strength in each other,
all that we have lost, all that we have suffered, all that
we know: //
we are stunned by this beauty,
and I do not forget: what she is to me, what I am
to her. //
--- Susan Griffin, "Woman and Nature: The Roaring Inside Her"
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To Gaia - fertile mother, wise sister.
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