The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity, and the Natural World

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Alison Hawthorne Deming, Lauret E. Savoy
Milkweed Editions, 2002 - Nature - 210 pages
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The introduction and 17 essays in The Colors of Nature movingly address the question, “What is the earth to people of color?” Exploring history, displacement, return, and relationship to place, these writers show that the ways Americans have impacted nature are inseparable from racism and inequities in economic and political power. Featured contributors include Jamaica Kincaid, bell hooks, Francisco X. Alarcon, Yusef Komunyakaa, Diane Glancy, and others.

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Alison Hawthorne Deming is the author of two poetry collections and a book of essays, as well as the editor of "Poetry of the American West," Her first collection of poetry, "Science and Other Poems," was selected by Gerald Stern for the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets. She has been the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships and the Pushcart Prize in Nonfiction. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.

Savoy is a professor of geology and environment studies at Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts.

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