Lauret Savoy: "The Colors of Nature"


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Lauret Savoy

Lauret Savoy believes too many nature writers focus on pristine wilderness and neglect the gritty reality of the places where people actually live – in cities, for instance, maybe even near toxic waste sites. And writing about these places means grappling with difficult questions about race and poverty. Savoy talks with Jim Fleming about her book “The Colors of Nature.” LISTEN

You can read two chapters from the book:

Belonging to the Land” by David Mas Masumoto from The Colors of Nature (Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 2011). Copyright © 2002 by David Mas Masumoto.

Burning the Shelter” by Louis Owens from The Colors of Nature (Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 2011). Copyright © 2002 by Louis Owens.

Shared courtesy of Milkweed Editions.


2 Thoughts on “Lauret Savoy: "The Colors of Nature"”

  • You know, I totally agree on that. Well, maybe you can still find some writers out there who talk about these heavy issues but I think that most of them don’t grasp the underlying impacts to different races. Land is always a big factor to races and it would be enlightening to read something about this in more books.

    • I agree and also suggest reading the magazine called Minority Land Owner for yet another perspective. Thanks for your comment!

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