NATURAL SELECTIONS: WNC-based authors (clockwise from top left) Kathryn Stripling Byer, Wayne Caldwell, Catherine Reid and Thomas Rain Crow speak about setting prose and poetry in wild places. Byer's photo by Corinna Byer, other photos courtesy of the authors

In quotes: Creative Perspectiv­es on Wilderness writers panel

Six writers participated in a panel on Friday night as the final installment in the three-part Within the Lines: Creative Perspectives on Wilderness. The exhibit and monthly panel discussions, held at HandMade in America’s offices, celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Friday’s discussion seemed especially poignant as the recent election put a number […]

Human nature

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the woods I grew up in. I mean, I didn’t actually grow up in dem woods, but I might as well have. Nestled in the burbs outside Philly, I was lucky enough to have a big stream and a wooded strip of land that ran behind my house […]