In the First Country of Places: Nature, Poetry, and Childhood Memory

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SUNY Press, 1994 - Poetry - 234 pages
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Integrates poetry and psychology to explore how people shape their childhood place memories and self-identities in conformity with their philosophies of nature. Drawing upon written work and original interviews, the volume describes uses of memory through the perspectives of five American poets William Bronk, David Ignatow, Audre Lorde, Marie Ponso
  

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Contents

Placing the Past
1
Childhood and Nature
21
Confrontations William Bronk and Henry Weinfield
51
Reconciliation David Ignatow
85
Connections Audre Lorde and Marie Ponsot
105
Childhood and Nature Reconsidered
145
A Recollective Psychology
169
Epilogue
195
Notes
201
Index
229
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Louise Chawla is Associate Professor at Whitney Young College, an interdisciplinary honors college at Kentucky State University. She has written numerous book chapters and articles on environmental autobiography and children's environmental experience.

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