In my writings I draw
attention to and celebrate the gifts of the good earth that we largely ignore
in our rushed and machine-focused culture. I encourage connections with nature
that can nourish body, heart, and soul, that can restore us as well as our planet to health.
Editor, with Scott Slovic and John P. O’Grady, Literature and the Environment: A Reader on Nature and Culture. New York: Addison Wesley Longman, 1999. Second edition, Pearson, 2012. An anthology containing poetry, fiction, and nonfiction essays by more than a hundred authors, intended for the study of nature and culture in both literature and composition classes.
Editor, with Abby Phillips Metzger, Wild in the Willamette: Exploring the Mid-Valley's Parks, Trails, and Natural Areas. Corvallis, OR: OSU Press, 2015.
Editor, with photographs by Bruce Hodge and foreword by Robert Michael Pyle, Earth & Eros: A Celebration in Words and Photographs. Ashland, OR: White Cloud Press, 2015.
Articles, Essays, and
Foreword to Reclaiming the Wild Soul by Mary Reynolds Thompson, White Cloud Press, 2014.
Foreword to Yosemite Meditations for Women, ed. Claudia Welsh, Yosemite Conservancy, 2013.
"Care About What You Wear: Clothing Choices for a Greener World," Natural Choice Directory for the Willamette Valley, 2012/13.
"Health Care from the Inside Out," Natural Choice Directory for the Willamette Valley, 2010/11.
Sustainable Choices in Your Own Backyard” and “Yoga and Personal
Sustainability,” Natural Choice Directory for Willamette Valley, 2009/10.
“Green Building in a
Nutshell,” Natural Choice Directory for Willamette Valley, 2008/09.
“The Art of
Fruit Trees” and “Go Nuts!” Orcharding
magazine, Spring 2008, pp. 40–46, 88–96.
and Compost Will Happen,” Organic Farm
magazine, Summer 2007, pp. 72–79.
“Edible Landscapes: Putting
the Food in Master Planning,” Edible Sacramento magazine, Winter 2005, pp. 9–10.
Review of Icons of Loss
and Grace: Moments in the Natural World by Susan Hanson and The Heart of the Sound: An Alaskan Paradise
Found and Nearly Lost by Marybeth
Holleman, in ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, Volume 11.1, Winter 2004, pp. 271–272.
“Small Miracles: My Seasons
at the Creek,” in Riparian Writing,
edited by Katie Rodger, pp. 6–13. Davis, CA: Department of English, University
of California at Davis, 2004.
Bloodlines,” in Terra Nova: Nature and Culture, Volume 3, Number 4, Fall 1998, pp. 35–37.
Reprinted in Father Nature: Fathers as Guides to the Natural World, edited by Paul S. Piper and Stan Tag. Iowa City:
University of Iowa Press, 2003.
“The Great Chorus of Woman and Nature,”
in At Home on This Earth: Two Centuries
of U.S. Women’s Nature Writing
edited by Lorraine Anderson and Thomas S. Edwards. Hanover, NH: University
Press of New England, 2002.
Review of Red: Passion
and Patience in the Desert by Terry
Tempest Williams, in ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and
Environment, Volume 9.2, Summer
2002, pp. 261–262.
“Thorn Apple,” in Writing
Nature, Summer 2002, p. 12.
Review of Leap by Terry Tempest Williams, in ISLE:
Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, Volume 8.1, Winter 2001, pp. 221–222.
“Solar Cooking,” broadcast
9 August 1999 as part of the now-defunct ECO-Essays program on public radio
“Wilderness in the Blood,”
in The Soul Unearthed: Celebrating Wildness and Personal Renewal Through
Nature, edited by Cass Adams, pp.
82–83. New York: Putnam’s, 1996. Revised edition, Boulder, CO: Sentient
Publications, 2002, pp. 79–80.
“Terry Tempest Williams”
(pp. 973–988) and “New Voices in American Nature Writing” (pp. 1157–1172), in American
Nature Writers, edited by John
Elder. New York: Scribner’s, 1996.
“Motherhood Unbound,” in Orion:
People and Nature, Volume 14,
Number 4, Autumn 1995, pp. 24–25.
Review of Made From This
Earth: American Women and Nature by
Vera Norwood, in Western American Literature, Volume 29, Number 4, Winter 1995, pp. 347–348.
Review of Kill the
Cowboy by Sharman Apt Russell, in
California Wilderness Coalition Wilderness Record, June 1994.
“Women Alone in the
Wilderness,” a paper presented to the North American Interdisciplinary
Wilderness Conference, Ogden, Utah, November 1993.
Pilgrim at Putah Creek:
Reading the Book of Nature with Annie Dillard. Naropa University, December 2001.