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Environmental Writing

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What would the world be, once bereft
Of wet and of wildness? Let them be left,
O let them be left, wildness and wet;
Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet.

Gerard Manley Hopkins

Welcome to the literature section. We're not sure exactly where this is going yet but if possible we'd like to use the site to publish new environmental writing. We are also considering starting an environmental poetry section.

If you're a writer with something to say about the environment or green issues then please get in touch and let us know. We can publish all or part of your work with full copyright acknowledgement, and/or make it available on a pay per download basis.

In the meantime, we offer you online versions of Steep Trails and Yosemite, both by John Muir. Muir was a Scot who spent his life (1838-1914) exploring, writing about and fighting for the great wilderness areas of America. He is frequently described as the founding father of the modern environmentalist movement.

Muir's descriptions here of his travels through the American West in the latter part of the nineteenth century of are some of the best nature writing you will find anywhere, and show a deep spiritual connection with the land he travelled.

Yosemite by John Muir
Steep Trails by John Muir