The Alphabet of the Trees: A Guide to Nature Writing
Edited by Christian McEwen & Mark Statman 320 pp.
Grades: all ages
The Alphabet of the Trees is a superb collection of essays about teaching all aspects and forms of nature writing, including field journals, poems, fiction, and nonfiction. The distinguished contributors to this volume include Gary Snyder, Joseph Bruchac, Mary Oliver, Clare Walker Leslie, Barbara Bash, William J. Higginson, and Jack Collom. Their essays present inspiring models from Tu Fu, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, Denise Levertov, Basho, Rainer Maria Rilke, Pablo Neruda, Muriel Rukeyser, and many others.