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What wildness is this : women write about the Southwest

Author: Susan Wittig Albert
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2007.
Series: Southwestern Writers Collection series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Mixed form : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A collection of short stories, poems, and essays written by women who share the experiences of living in the Southwest.
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Genre/Form: Literary collections
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
What wildness is this.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608153438
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Wittig Albert
ISBN: 9780292716308 0292716303
OCLC Number: 72161887
Notes: Includes index.
A collection of women's writings (short stories, poems, and essays) about their experiences of the natural world of the Southwest.
Awards: Willa Literary Award for crerative nonfiction, 2008.
Description: xvii, 316 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Easter, Picacho Peak / Laura Girardeau --
This land on my face / Cindy Bellinger --
HE 2-104: a true planetary nebula in the making / Gloria Vando --
Dwellings / Linda Hogan --
Seasons of a hermit / Joanne Smith --
Palapa / Jan Epton Seale --
A song for the direction of north ; Tsaile April nights / Luci Tapahonso --
The land's song / Judith Ann Isaacs --
Mexican sunflowers / Donna Marie Miller --
Spring in the desert / Ann Woodin --
First snowfall / Ann Zwinger --
Geographies / Sandra Lynn --
The act of attention / Susan Hanson --
Contemplating quantum mechanics one morning at the Rio Grande Gorge ; Yom Kippur fast in Taos / Judith Strasser --
Coming of age in the Grand Canyon / Susan Zwinger --
On the lip of the Rio Grande Gorge / Patricia Wellingham-Jones --
Songs of the plains / Linda Joy Myers --
View from a hot air balloon / Mary E. Young --
She could / Liza Porter --
Riding the river home / Susan J. Tweit --
Four meditations on the Colorado River / Denise Chávez --
Sunrise / Lianne Elizabeth Mercer --
Working on the Tequesquite / Diane Ackerman --
Indian Hot Springs / Pat Ellis Taylor --
Natural bridges / Laura Girardeau --
Writing West / Nancy Mairs --
Closing / Mary Sojourner --
Home address / Naomi Shihab Nye --
Mowing / Judith E. Bowen --
Madrugadora/early riser / Sandra S. Smith --
The world is a nest / SueEllen Campbell --
One scarlet penstemon / Connie Sittler --
Voces del Jardín / Pat Mora --
Spinning water into gold / Lisa Shirah-Hiers --
Sunset on the bayou / Sybil Pittman Estess --
The people and the land are inseparable / Leslie Marmon Silko --
A full life in a small place / Janice Emily Bowers --
Into the woods / Jan Jarboe Russell --
Islands / Ceiridwen Terrill --
My mother returns to Calaboz / Margo Tamez --
Condor country/New Year's Eve / Nancy Ellis Taylor --
Coyote Mountain / Julia Gibson --
In Parida Cave / Carol Coffee Reposa --
Drought / Hallie Crawford Stillwell --
Surviving: what the desert teaches me / Nancy Linnon --
El retorno / Gloria Anzaldúa --
Sacrifice to progress / Patricia Wellingham-Jones --
The pond / P.J. Pierce --
Sustenance / Teresa Jordan --
Gathering at the river / Joan Shaddox Isom --
The collection / Margo Tamez --
Chile tales: the green addiction / Sandra Ramos O'Briant --
Poem in which I give you a canyon / Sandra Lynn --
Dumplings comes to town / Patricia Nordyke Pando --
Wish list / Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer --
Lost copper / Wendy Rose --
Think not of a tectonic plate but of a sumptuous feast / Ellen Meloy --
The trick is conciousness / Paula Gunn Allen --
Red dirt: growing up Okie / Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz --
Jewish oil brat ; Big Spring, fifty years after / Davi Walders --
Okarche / Janie Fried --
Blowout / Mary Bryan Stafford --
Crepe myrtles / Rebecca Balcárcel --
Belonging place / Jackie Woolley --
"Not you," he said / Leslie Marmon Silko --
The hills of summer / Joyce Sequichie Hifler --
Mercury risin' / Paula Stallings Yost --
Eagle poem / Joy Harjo --
Alamo Canyon Creek / Kathleen Dean Moore --
On the wing ; Hummingbirds compete for the tobacco tree / Margo Tamez --
The raven / Marie Unini --
Fishing / Joy Harjo --
Leavening / Penelope Moffet --
Water / Terry Tempest Williams --
A passing / Pattiann Rogers --
My aninal life / Ellen Meloy --
Presence / Penelope Moffet --
Snake / Kelly Tighe --
Working cattle / Carol Fox --
Knot / Pattiann Rogers --
Coyote love music / Nancy Owen Nelson --
Mastodon teeth / Sybil Pittman Estess --
Monarchs ; Sleep, monarchs, rising and falling / Alison Hawthorne Deming --
What we leave behind / Joy Kennedy --
The bone-man's apprentice / Susan Cummins Miller --
Stones and jawbones / Kathryn Wilder --
Ashes / Beth Paulson --
Land of the gaping mouths / Lisa Swanstrom --
Lament at dusk / Lianne Elizbeth Mercer --
Trail guide / Erica Olsen --
Light on the water / Deborah K. Wilson --
When the land was young / Sharman Apt Russell --
Not long ago / Barbara Kingsolver --
How to climb / Lianne Elizabeth Mercer.
Series Title: Southwestern Writers Collection series.
Responsibility: edited by Susan Wittig Albert [and others] ; foreword by Kathleen Dean Moore.
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A collection of short stories, poems, and essays written by women who share the experiences of living in the Southwest.

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"What Wildness Is This is a fitting tribute to the rugged complexity of the Southwest from the pens of a diverse group of women writers." * El Paso Times *

 
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