Kristin George Bagdanov

Kristin George Bagdanov

Christy Tidwell

The crowd at the Sacramento event.

By Tova Fleming

Last spring, I had the pleasure of sitting in a jam-packed café in downtown Sacramento to celebrate the release of Kristin George Bagdanov’s debut collection of poems, Fossils in the Making. The room was filled with poets, zinesters, musicians, and friends cheering on the fifteen performers. The poetry covered a wide range of approaches and topics: wildly comical choose-your-own-adventure narratives, gnomes and “witchiness,” radishes that outshine butterflies, and Indiana nights. There were drafts of ...

Cheryll Glotfelty

Inspired by African-American Studies scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. and feminist theorist Elaine Showalter, Cheryll Glotfelty set out to create the field of literature and environment. By recognizing the silence between scholars working in similar areas and seeing an opportunity for conversation, Glotfelty established conversations between people whose work had previously been isolated. In doing so she and a few like-minded friends played a pivotal role in the creation ecocriticism as we know it today.

Cheryll Glotfelty is a co-founder of ASLE and the first ...

Julianne Lutz Warren

Affiliation

Fellow, The Center for Humans and Nature

Website

http://www.coyotetrail.net/

Bio

Julianne Warren is author of Aldo Leopold’s Odyssey, an intellectual biography tracing the historical development of Leopold’s land health concept. Her other writings explore human orientations within Earth’s community of communities to discover what may be mutually life-enhancing. Presently, Julianne is working on an interdisciplinary environmental studies text. This narrative raises questions about the emergence of the Anthropocene, movements of human responsibility, and hope for new generations of young people. Her other work-in-progress is a triptych of ...

Juan Carlos Galeano

Affiliation

Professor of English at the University of South Florida

Website

http://myweb.fsu.edu/jgaleano/

Bio

Juan Carlos Galeano was born in the Amazon region of Colombia. He is the author of Baraja Inicial (poetry, 1986), Pollen and Rifles (1997) a book on the poetry of violence, and Amazonia (poetry, 2003), Sobre las cosas (poetry, 2010), Amazonia y otros poemas (poetry, 2011), and Historias del viento (poetry, 2013). He teaches Latin American poetry and cultures of the Amazon basin at Florida State University. He is working in the Peruvian Amazon on ...

Ursula K. Heise

Affiliation

Department of English and the Institute of Environment & Sustainability, UCLA

Website

http://www.uheise.net/

Bio

Ursula K. Heise is a Professor of English at UCLA and a faculty member of UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES). She is a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow and was President of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) in 2011. Her research and teaching focus on contemporary environmental culture, literature and art in the Americas, Western Europe and Japan; theories of globalization; literature and science; and the ...

Janet Fiskio

“It’s difficult to define the field of environmental studies, but I would say that it is an interdisciplinary and emerging field that is concerned with creating a sustainable and just future.”