Donna Seaman

Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape

Barry Lopez invited 45 writers and poets to participate in a unique celebration of the language of the land. With managing editor Debra Gwartney, Lopez, the sage author of seminal books about the interaction between humankind and the rest of nature, assigned each writer a set of terms and we each wrote new definitions, creating, I must say, an amazing chorus of voices singing the land into fresh focus. I am deeply honored to be beside such luminaries as Gretel Ehrlich, Robert Haas, Barbara Kingsolver, William Kittredge, Patti Ann Rogers, Luis Alberto Urrea, and Terry Tempest Williams.

Selected Works

This "Encounter" with Erik Larson illuminates many crucial aspects of the art of researching and writing creative nonfiction.
It was a thrill to select stories by Christine Sneed, Joe Meno, Achy Obejas, Bayo Ojikutu, Melissa Fraterrigo, James Carpenter, Dave Schultz, and Frank Bergon.
I guest edited this issue
A grand celebration of the language of the land
Edited by Barry Lopez and Debra Gwartney
Anthology edited by Alison Swan
Essays, poetry, and stories about the Great Lakes
Author Interviews
Writers on the Air brings to print Donna Seamanís vibrant author interviews from her Chicago-based radio program, Open Books.
Fiction anthology
"These compelling short works... remind us of how important it is to go where the wild things are."
--O Magazine