Stirring the Mud: On Swamps, Bogs, and Human Imagination
In these nine evocative essays, Barbara Hurd explores the seductive allure of bogs, swamps, and wetlands. Hurd's forays into the land of carnivorous plants, swamp gas, and bog men provide fertile ground for rich thoughts about mythology, literature, Eastern spirituality, and human longing. In her observations of these muddy environments, she finds ample metaphor for human creativity, 9imagination, and fear.
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It is not surprising that Hurd, a poet, writer, and teacher, was a recent finalist for the Annie Dillard Award for Nonfiction. Her use of recurring motifs within chapters and her earthy, evocative ... Read full review
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