creative non-fiction

Mother Tongues

Mother Tongues is a conversation in two voices (Dawn Wink's and mine) on a topic and passion that drives our work: the essential relationship between biological diversity and cultural diversity. The personal essay is the very beginning of what we hope will someday grow into a book on how the health of Earth's landscapes and cultures is interwoven, and what each of us can do to help protect the resources of species and language that are so integral to human survival. 

The Search for a Common Language


This major gathering of writers on the environment will be a valuable contribution to environmental studies and to environmental education. It is extremely well written and well organized. Its inclusiveness across disciplines, and its intelligent focus on environmental education may well help improve the field and shape subsequent publication. -Terrell Dixon, editor of City Wilds: Essays and Stories about Urban Nature

What Wildness is This

A collection of writings by emerging and well-known writers, including Joy Harjo, Denise Chávez, Diane Ackerman, Naomi Shihab Nye, Leslie Marmon Silko, Gloria Anzaldua, Terry Tempest Williams, and Barbara Kingsolver [and me!], that explores women’s experiences in the natural world of the Southwest.

From my essay, "Riding the River Home":

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