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by Dana Wildsmith

Category: Nature and Ecology
Subcategory: Science books
Author: Dana Wildsmith
ISBN: 1934894281
ISBN13: 978-1934894286
Language: English
Publisher: MOTES (April 1, 2010)
Pages: 168
Fb2 eBook: 1902 kb
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Back to Abnormal book.

Back to Abnormal book. A widely published poet and essayist, Dana celebrates Family, Friends and Home with words of wisdom, beauty and humor.

Environmental writer Jeff Biggers calls BACK TO ABNORMAL "a testimony to what we risk to lose.

The intertwined essays in BACK TO ABNORMAL: SURVIVING WITH AN OLD FARM IN THE NEW SOUTH spin out from author Dana Wildsmith's daily life on an old farm in the foothills of the north Georgia mountains, to the regional world of the ESL classes she teaches, to the national scope of her work as a writer and a teacher of creative writing. They create a web of connections between the actions of the individual and her relation to the wider world. Environmental writer Jeff Biggers calls BACK TO ABNORMAL "a testimony to what we risk to lose.

Dana Wildsmith is the author of a novel, Jumping, and an environmental memoir, Back to Abnormal: Surviving With An Old Farm in the New South, which was Finalist for Georgia Author of the Year. She is also the author of five collections of poetry. Wildsmith has served as Artist-in-Residence for Grand Canyon National Park and will serve as Artist-in-Residence for Everglades National Park in October of this year She lives with her family on an old farm in north Georgia, and works as an English Literacy Instructor at Lanier Technical College.

Dana Wildsmith is the author of four collections of poetry and a memoir, Back to Abnormal: Surviving with an Old Farm in the New South. Born and raised in rural South Georgia, she traveled extensively as a Navy wife before settling in Bethlehem, Georgia, on a century-old family farm outside Atlanta. Dana's love of family, nature, music, tradition, and life's simple joys is the focal point of her poignant, compelling work, which has been featured in numerous journals, magazines, and anthologies, including the highly acclaimed Listen Here: Women Writing in Appalachia.

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~ The intertwined essays in BACK TO ABNORMAL: SURVIVING WITH AN OLD FARM IN THE NEW SOUTH spin out from author Dana Wildsmith's daily life on an old farm in the foothills of the north Georgia mountains, to the regional world of the ESL classes she teaches, to the national scope of her work as a writer and a teacher of creative writing. They create a web of connections between the actions of the individual and her relation to the wider world. The chapters read like a string of summer front-porch evenings with the author - talking about her past, her work on the farm, the people she lives among, and the eternal puzzle of how to make sure her time on this spot of earth continues whole, healthy and life-sustaining. Environmental writer Jeff Biggers calls BACK TO ABNORMAL "a testimony to what we risk to lose." Philip Lee Williams, a Georgia Author of the Year, says, "The rural world needs all the friends it can get, and it has here found the champion it deserves." Novelist Karen Salyer McElmurray notes: "Wildsmith's stories are sacrament. They are the wildness we need to keep our souls alive." Writer & teacher Darnell Arnoult says BACK TO ABNORMAL is "a sharp and compassionate anthem and prophetic elegy to the pastoral standing ground against the hungry and devouring teeth of suburban sprawl." www.MotesBooks.com ~
Comments to eBook Back To Abnormal: Surviving With An Old Farm In The New South
generation of new
A remarkable sequence of connected essays. Wildsmith's topics are the restoration of an old farm, environmentalism, nature, dogs, poetry, teaching and more. Wildsmith is a noted poet and this is her first prose collection. Unlike the work of many environmentalists, her text is replete with good hard common sense. Her observations are always acute, but never preachy. She describes her life on Grace Farm in southern Georgia where she and her husband reside in a renovated cotton barn near the 100 year old home of her elderly mother and stepfather with grace and grit. The daughter of a minister, Wildsmith was a Navy wife for 25 years prior to her husband's retirement. Now she divides her time between clearing creekbeds, rescuing abandoned puppies, teaching ESL classes at a community college, doing poetry residencies, fighting the encroachment of developers, and writing.
Kahavor
I have thoroughly enjoyed this book, which was written by an acquaintance of mine. I volunteer at the same school where Dana teaches and I can verify that she is exactly as she portrays herself in this book. She is loved by her students and goes above and beyond to fulfill her OWN standards as a teacher and as a member of society. She loves the natural world and does her utmost to preserve and maintain it as it was meant to be. She is an exceptional person and this book makes you wish you could join her in her efforts. Helen Barr
Tenius
Dana Wildsmith has accomplished much with her poetry. Now, this gifted author has branched out into nonfiction with this new book about living on an old farm in Bethlehem, Georgia, and the result is a wonderful read. Those who love the land, love history, love old Southern home places, love skillfully written language, will love this book. After reading it, I am hoping Dana will write more nonfiction, as well as more poems.
Tygralbine
Dana Wildsmith writes about her home and the creep of urban crawl with passion and determination. Like her, I see this happening everywhere and it seems that developers are not at all concerned about our future on this planet. Dana is an excellent writer and poet. Well worth reading.
Thetath
Already an accomplished poet, Dana Wildsmith has produced a compelling and intimate description of her life and passion in northern Georgia as a defender of the environment and her family's farm home. I was "blown away" by this book and highly recommend it to everyone concerned about urban development and our planet.
Arilak
I purchased the book directly from Dana when she read at Writers' Night Out in Blairsville, GA, and I'm so glad I did. While it's true that it's theme is that of preserving, and not destroying, I honed in on Dana's wise advice to aspiring writers like me. I aspire to write about my family history and make it interesting to folks who don't know us. In Dana's words, like, "... Writers write to figure out the why of what is.", I found considerable insight into why I want to write, as well as how to go about it. I recommend the book as a writing handbook as well as a treatise on how to take care of our earth. Thank you to Dana for her sage advice.
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