Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20161104, 20160701
Nature writer and activist Gary Ferguson is the author of nearly two dozen books, including the award-winning Decade of the Wolf, Hawk's Rest and Through the Woods. While a speaker for The Georgia Review’s 2015 Earth Day celebration in Athens, he talked at WUGA about his most personal book yet, The Carry Home: Lessons from the American Wilderness. This memoir recounts the fatal 2005 canoe trip he and his first wife, Jane, took for their 25th anniversary that resulted in loss and grief. Initially feeling betrayed by the "nature" they worked so hard to preserve, he shares how this memoir ultimately led him to develop The Carry Home Workshops with his second wife, psychologist Dr. Mary Clare, to help others use writing and nature as tools for healing and transition.
We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phyllis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...
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