We will start with a single blue dwarf iris
Appearing as a purple dot on a hairstreak
Butterfly seen in a distant pine barrens and proceed
Until we end with a single point of purple spiraling
Like an invisible wing in the center of the flower
—Pattiann Rogers, from “Reaching the Audience”
Today I am looking forward to the start of another Nature & Environmental Writing journey, to meeting both the people and revisiting the writers. I have made quite a lot of changes this time, deleted things that didn’t work, pared away (as much as possible – such a huge genre with so many wonderful writers!), added in some new works. And I am hoping that this semester, I will be able to commit myself more to keeping up here, particularly with regular place-based entries.