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Rachel Carson

Challenging Authors

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Karen F. Stein

Rachel Carson is the twentieth century’s most significant environmentalist. Her books about the sea blend science and poetry as they invite readers to share her celebration of the ocean’s wonders. Silent Spring, her graphic and compelling exposé of the damage caused by the widespread aerial spraying of persistent organic pesticides such as DDT, opened our eyes to the interconnectedness of all living beings and the ecological systems we inhabit.
Carson’s work challenges our belief that science and technology can control the natural world, asks us to recognize our place in the world around us, and inspires us to treat the earth respectfully. She calls us to rekindle our sense of wonder at nature’s power and beauty, and to tread lightly on the earth so that it will continue to sustain us and our descendants.
This book guides readers on a journey through Carson’s life and work, considers Carson’s legacies, and points to some of the continuing challenges to sustainability. It provides a listing of resources for reading, learning, or teaching about the environment, about nature writing, and about Carson and the crucial issues she addressed.

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Adrienne Rich: Poet of the Oppositional Imagination

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Karen F. Stein

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A Brief Biographical Introduction to Adrienne Rich

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Karen F. Stein

Early Poems

A Change of World, the Diamond Cutters, Snapshots of a Daughter-in-Law, Necessities of Life, Leaflets, and the Will to Change

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Karen F. Stein

Later Poems, Part One: Feminism 1973–1981

Diving into the Wreck, the Dream of a Common Language and a Wild Patience Has Taken Me This Far

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Karen F. Stein

Later Poems, Part II: 1984–2012

The Fact of a Doorframe; Your Native Land, Your Life; Time’s Power, An Atlas of the Difficult World, Dark Fields of the Republic; Midnight Salvage; Fox; The School Among the Ruins; Telephone Ringing in the Labyrinth; Tonight No Poetry Will Serve; and Later Poems

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Karen F. Stein