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Dear America : letters of hope, habitat, defiance, and democracy

Author: Simmons B Buntin; Elizabeth Caroline Dodd; Derek Sheffield
Publisher: San Antonio, Texas : Trinity University Press/Terrain Publishing, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"America is at a crossroads. Conflicting political and social perspectives reflect a need to collectively define our moral imperatives, clarify cultural values, and inspire meaningful change. In that patriotic spirit, nearly two hundred writers, artists, scientists, and political and community leaders have come together since the 2016 presidential election to offer their impassioned letters to America, in a project  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simmons B Buntin; Elizabeth Caroline Dodd; Derek Sheffield
ISBN: 9781595349125 159534912X
OCLC Number: 1122915313
Description: 408 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction / by Simmons Buntin --
Calls to Action. Letter to America / Alison Hawthorne Deming --
This land is (still) our land / Ana Maria Spagna --
From the end of the road / Erin Coughlin Hollowell --
Americas / Seth Abramson --
Of truth, post-truth, alternative facts, and lies / Gregory McNamee --
I don't know how to write a letter to America / Martha Silano --
An American song / Ever Jones --
November, third trimester / Jennifer Case --
It's time to teach my daughter how / Suzanne Frischkorn --
My mother's vote / Fenton Johnson --
The Windigo / Robin Wall Kimmerer --
Extractions, Extinctions, and Depletions. Notes to America / Taylor Brorby --
Refinery / Georgia Pearle --
After the election / Amanda Hawkins --
I had heard / Brian Laidlaw --
Latte capitalism / Deborah Thompson --
Let sleeping wolves lie / Dana Sonnenschein --
Lamentations / Barbara Hurd --
Swallows : Common yet declining / Catherine Staples --
What will keep us / Derek Sheffield --
In the garden / Todd Davis --
A world departs / Sherwin Bitsui --
Stone age / Andrea Cohen --
She's going to be beautiful / Todd Boss --
Geographies of Exclusion. Assembly-line justice / Francisco Cantú --
History kids / David Hernandez --
A president, a travel ban, and a playdate / Bob Ferguson --
Red sky / Peggy Shumaker --
The Earth was once water / Linda Hogan --
20,000 pallets of bottled water / Juan J. Morales --
"Virtually uninhabited" / Scott Warren --
Club / Christian Wiman --
Invitation to the NSA / Naomi Shihab Nye --
Song for long America / Allison Hedge Coke --
Dear America, sanctuary of a posthuman exile / Karen An-Hwei Lee --
Aperture : A photoless photo essay / Traci Brimhall --
Still birding while Black / J. Drew Lanham --
The red-bellied woodpecker's tongue / Ellen Bass --
Climate Change and Science Denial. Come November / Debra Marquart --
The river between us / Kurt Caswell --
Please do not spit everywhere / Christopher Merrill --
Our climate future / Diana Liverman --
Science under fire / Anita Desikan --
Letter from a concerned scientist / Jacob Carter --
To think like a mountain / Sarah Inskeep --
Whirling disease / R. T. Smith --
Memories (Imaginings) and Other Americas. An American question / Lauret Savoy --
Duplex / Jericho Brown --
Left to themselves they tell lies / Amanda Gailey --
Look at the ways we work upon them / Anne P. Beatty --
First picture day in America / Diana Babineau --
Dear America / Dear Motherland : An essay in fractures / Lee Ann Roripaugh --
Not a good German / Sandra Steingraber --
As American as turning your back on the flag / Yelizaveta P. Renfro --
Each one a bright light / Lee Herrick --
What you'd want to remember / Miriam Marty Clark --
The end of the pier / Allen Gee --
Receiver, achiever, reliever, believer / Elena Passarello --
Drowned and reborn / Jasmine Elizabeth Smith --
To the first of getting longer days / Chris Dombrowski --
Crayons / Rhina P. Espaillat --
Ambient Violences and Misogynies. American studies / José Angel Araguz --
Somewhere I have never traveled / Robert Wrigley --
The woods and the weeds / Debbie Weingarten --
Something like tenderness / Aimee Nezhukumatathil --
Fatherland / Blas Falconer --
No one expects an answer / Erin Malone --
The South / Lesley Wheeler --
To Occupant / Colleen J. McElroy --
Obit / Victoria Chang --
Titration / Brenda Hillman --
Sentinel / Tod Marshall --
In case of active shooter / Heather Ryan --
"My country, 'tis of thee" / Alexandra Teague --
Reply all / Sholeh Wolpé --
Abracadabra / Sandra Meek --
The Power of Panic / The Power of Art. Mortar shells, lunch, and poetry / Scott Minar --
I am the witness : Accidents in a time of Trump / Jen Hirt --
Poetic justice / Rob Carney --
Spell to be said against hatred / Jane Hirshfield --
Hasten to understand / Kathryn Miles --
That corpse you planted in your garden / Elizabeth Dodd --
Reach / Rose McLarney --
In the wake / Anne Haven McDonnell --
A great dawn chorus / Kathleen Dean Moore --
Storm season / Laura-Gray Street --
Closing time / Michael P. Branch --
Shoes / Nicole Walker --
The little painter / Joy Castro --
Images from the Front. In which Twombly and Rader consider the letter / Dean Rader --
The Lacunose / Ellen Welti --
You are not the only America / Patri Hadad --
Jeffersonian 2016 / John Gallaher --
To tell the past from the future / Sarah Skeen --
Of the highest character / Pete Souza --
Not of the highest character / Pete Souza --
The Power of Satire. Presidential alert / Kim Stafford --
We need to talk / John T. Price --
#donaldcommanderintweet / Richard Kenney --
America : In theory and practice / Andrew S. Yang --
Fourteen Donalds / Vince Gotera --
Why I am not president : A campaign speech / Dennis Held --
I go in / Tarfia Faizullah --
Geographies of Inclusion and Renewal. After his election, I make a zen garden / Gary Soto --
The world is large and other things you thought you knew / Sean Hill --
A still hopeful geography / David Gessner --
New names / Joe Wilkins --
Dear Milo / Lawrence Lenhart --
Geography lessons / B. J. Hollars --
Begin again / Sandra Alcosser --
Driftless / Cherene Sherrard --
Bridge / Arthur Sze --
The Elwha : A river and a vision restored / Tim McNulty --
Dear Dulce / Jeremy Voigt --
January 8, 2017, Antarctica / Elizabeth Bradfield --
Diversity : A garden allegory / Camille T. Dungy --
Hell bent on / Pam Houston --
Togethering. November 2016, a view from the National Zoo / Deborah Fries --
High-dollar papayas / John Lane --
Unfold your love / Aisha Sabatini Sloan --
Thoughts from an empty courtroom following the hung jury of a man tried for harboring migrants / Amy P. Knight --
Letter to the future president / Steven and Sophie Church --
Defying hatred / Scott Russell Sanders --
Dear Soon-to-be-Sprout / Elizabeth Rush --
The augury / Kimiko Hahn --
July fourth / Catherine Venable Moore --
Dear Katrina / Katrina Goldsaito --
Dinner with America / Rick Bass --
Acknowledgments and credits --
Contributors.
Responsibility: edited by Simmons Buntin, Elizabeth Dodd, and Derek Sheffield.

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More than 140 U.S. writers, artists, scientists, and others appeal to a divided nation  Read more...

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