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Praise for The Gift of Rivers
"If rivers are a source of life, which we know they are, then The Gift of Rivers is a source of spiritual renewal. Through these stories, we remember why water is holy and the sacred obligation that is ours to keep these waterways pure." Terry Tempest Williams, author of Leap
"A marvelous and varied collection, put together with intelligence, playfulness, and passion. I was swept along by the current of words, constantly surprised by what was revealed around the next bend. What an exuberant, reflective, soul-satisfying trip!" Malcolm Margolin, publisher, and author of The Way We Lived
"Rivers from every continent will plunge you into distant cultures and strange lands. From thrills and chills of champion kayakers' rapids to the spiritual tranquility of calm water, The Gift of Rivers is a journey well worth taking." Susan Zwinger, author of The Last Wild Edge
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Pamela Michael is the cofounder of River of Words, a linked network of people throughout the United States and the world who are committed to teaching the art and poetry of place to young people. A writer, radio producer and host, and the former director of the United Nations Task Force on Media and Education, she has also worked for Save the Children (Egypt), the United States Coalition for Education for All, and many other development and educational organizations. She worked for the Discovery Channel's Educational Division as a curriculum development consultant and was director of marketing and public relations for the San Jose Symphony. Michael is the author of several books, including The Gift of Rivers, The Whole World is Watching: An International Inquiry into Media Involvement in Education, and many magazine, journal, and newspaper articles. Her anthologies of children's art and poetry are used in classrooms around the world. She has taught writing to aspiring and professional writers, as well as teachers, for over twenty years.
Robert Hass was born in San Francisco. His books of poetry include The Apple Trees at Olema (Ecco, 2010), Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Time and Materials (Ecco, 2008), Sun Under Wood (Ecco, 1996), Human Wishes (1989), Praise (1979), and Field Guide (1973), which was selected by Stanley Kunitz for the Yale Younger Poets Series. Hass also co-translated several volumes of poetry with Nobel Laureate Czeslaw Milosz and authored or edited several other volumes of translation, including Nobel Laureate Tomas Transtromer's Selected Poems (2012) and The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson, and Issa (1994). His essay collection Twentieth Century Pleasures: Prose on Poetry (1984) received the National Book Critics Circle Award. Hass served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1995 to 1997 and as Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. He lives in California with his wife, poet Brenda Hillman, and teaches at the University of California, Berkeley.