The Sweet Breathing of Plants: Women Writing on the Green World

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Linda Hogan, Brenda Peterson
North Point Press, 2001 - Nature - 288 pages
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Since prehistory, plants -- as sources of food, medicine, clothing, beauty, and life itself -- have been the province of women. Yet no previous book has attempted to bring together the rich literature this connection has inspired. This burgeoning collection amply addresses that lack, celebrating an ancient and ongoing relationship with more than three dozen selections of nonfiction and poetry.

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Editors Hogan (Mean Spirit) and Peterson (see Build Me an Ark, reviewed on p. 00) here collect more than three dozen pieces of nonfiction and poetry celebrating women's relationships with plants ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Linda Hogan--a Chickasaw writer whose work draws heavily on Native American culture--was born in Denver, Colorado, in 1947. A poet, novelist, screenwriter, and playwright, Hogan writes about topics related to the experiences of Native Americans as well as the relationship between humans and the environment. Her acclaimed first novel, Mean Spirit, focused on violence in the Osage Indian community during the Oklahoma oil boom of the 1920s. She has also published volumes of poetry and essays. Hogan has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation and has taught at University of Colorado, University of Denver, and the University of Minnesota.

Brenda Peterson is the author of three novels, two collections of essays, and numerous articles. She lives in Seattle.

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