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River of Words

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Based in Berkeley, River of Words is a global watershed-based art and poetry contest for children. The group conducts teacher trainings, develops curriculum, and holds annual awards events in San Francisco and Washington, DC.

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July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Poecology is an online literary journal that features writing about ecology and place. Our mission is to promote thought-provoking contemporary literature that contemplates human response to the environment. For more information, please visit www.poecology.org.

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Abbotts Lagoon: October

January 01, 2011 by Robert Hass

The first thing that is apt to raise your eyesAbove the dove-grey and silvery thicketsOf lupine and coyote bush and ...

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Geography of Hope Returns

January 01, 2011 by Aleta George

After a one-year hiatus, the organizers behind the popular Geography of Hope conference in Point Reyes Station are back with a new topic. Event organizers honored Wallace Stegner at the inaugural conference in 2008 and celebrated sustainable farming in 2009. This year's theme will be "Reflections on Water."

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On Mount Diablo

January 01, 2011 by William Keener

Here, the sedimentary rocksof the town where I was raisedlift up, the layers of ancient seabed exposed in ridges running ...

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Suburban Slough

January 01, 2011 by John Hart

There is a godwho sits upon the sea’s blue monumentand breathes into the tide.He sits far off, and yet his ...

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West Marin Night During Perseid Showers

January 01, 2011 by Brenda Hillman

The sugars drop down in the berries,no longer specific. That mangy deersleeps the summer off.    You’ve been herethe night away, ...

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Book Review: The Place that Inhabits Us: Poems of the San Francisco Bay Watershed

October 01, 2010 by Melanie Jones

This far-reaching anthology of poems is a lovely collection that speaks to what it is to be natural in the Bay Area.

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Morning Orchestrations, Putah Creek

July 01, 2009 by Rachel Dilworth

I think the mantis must taste like a high Aas it scalds through an alto sax: tangy, wounding, green.The tamarisk ...

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Tamalpais Walking

April 01, 2009 by Tom Killion

Poet Gary Snyder and artist Tom Killion have been walking on and around Marin's iconic mountain for decades. These prints and text from a new book capture the mountain's magic and the allure it's had for generations of artists, poets, and hikers.


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