The Write Question for May 03, 2012
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Today's Highlight: Barry Lopez
Barry Lopez talks about the roles and responsibilities of our storytellers, and about the "spiritual interior" of words.
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Barry Lopez is the author of Arctic Dreams, for which he received the National Book Award, Of Wolves and Men, a National Book Award finalist for which he received the John Burroughs and Christopher medals, and eight works of fiction, including Light Action in the Caribbean, Field Notes, and Resistance. His essays are collected in two books, Crossing Open Ground and About This Life.
He contributes regularly to Granta, The Georgia Review, Orion, Outside, The Paris Review, Manoa and other publications in the United States and abroad. His work has appeared in dozens of anthologies, including Best American Essays, Best Spiritual Writing, and the “best” collections from National Geographic, Outside, The Georgia Review, The Paris Review, and other periodicals.
His most recent book is Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape, a reader's dictionary of regional landscape terms, which he edited with Debra Gwartney.
Visit Barry Lopez's Web site.
Watch Bill Moyer's interview with Barry Lopez.
Readers may direct personal letters to the following address:
PO Box 389
Blue River OR 97413
You'll find books by Barry Lopez at Fact & Fiction in Missoula or at your local independent bookseller.
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