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Siesta lane : one cabin, no running water, and a year living green

Author: Amy Minato
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Pub., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When the urban bustle of Eugene, Ore., got to be too much, poet Minato moved to a woodsy cabin on a commune and absorbed a year's worth of material for this collection of essays and poems. Simplifying her life in the rustic surroundings, she learned that "it is freeing to emerge, even unwillingly, from the clutch of possessions." A decomposing raccoon attuned her to the realities of life and death, chopping wood  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Named Person: Amy Minato
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Minato
ISBN: 9781602393288 1602393281
OCLC Number: 227016662
Description: x, 223 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Amy Minato ; illustrations by Jan Muir.
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Minato rejects her life of consumption in Chicago to go back to nature--specifically, to a commune in Oregon, where she rediscovers herself. "Siesta Lane" is both a practical case study in living  Read more...

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A restless city poet recounts her experiment with country living. The idea to swim against the consumptive current and move west came to Minato (The Wider Lens, 2004) during a Chicago traffic jam. Read more...

 
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