'Good nature poetry is about looking, but it's also about having the right vocabulary, which most of us townies are losing. It's worth reading a few poets who really know about trees and flowers.'
'The list of Important Books That I Haven't Read is not as long as it was, but I'm now virtually guilt-free about not reading many of them, and I feel no guilt at reading so-called 'airport thrillers'.'
As humans, we see ourselves reflected in the animals we put into our stories, argues Christie Dickason. When we sever connections with the animal world, however, that profound and potent reflection is imperilled.