Rebecca Solnit

San Francisco writer, journalist, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the author of 13 books about art, landscape, community, ecology, politics, hope, and memory. Her new book, Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas (UC Press, 2010), is a genre-bending collaboration with 27 artists, writers, and cartographers, consisting of 22 colorful maps and 19 essays. A Bay Area native and the product of the California public education system from kindergarten to graduate school, Solnit is currently a contributing editor at Harper's and a frequent contributor to

The Ascent of Mount Burdell


Author Rebecca Solnit celebrates the quotidian landscape of oaks and grasses of her childhood ramblings on Mount Burdell in Marin County. Has anyone, she asks, written a poem about bunchgrass? Or buckeyes? If no one has yet, someone should.