Lorraine Anderson, M.A.
Lorraine Anderson, M.A.
Writer, Editor, Teacher, Musician
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, Sisters of the Earth: Women’s Prose and Poetry About Nature . New York: Vintage Books, 1991. Second edition, 2003.
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 Thomas S. Edwards, At Home on This Earth: Two Centuries of U.S. Women’s Nature Writing . Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 2002.
Author, with Rick Palkovic, Cooking with Sunshine: The Complete Guide to Solar Cuisine . Davis, CA: Our House Publishing, 1994. New York: Marlowe & Company, 2006.
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 Book Reviews
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.
“Naturescaping: Making 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.
“Build It 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.
“Watermarks and 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 stations nationwide.
“ The Right Not to Bear: Nonmother Stephanie Mills ,” in Women’s International Net Magazine , Issue 16, December 1998.
“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.