Climate Stories

3 - FTCTo find out more about Facing the Change, and to read selections online, click here: Facing the Change: Personal Encounters with Global Warming

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For my paper for the “Climate Change Pedagogy” seminar at NeMLA 2016, click here: Holmes – First-Person Climate Stories – NeMLA 2016

Reviews of Facing the Change:*

Whitney Scott, in Booklist, Oct. 15, 2013     Free PDF: Scott review

“[FTC is] a rich, varied collection of personal accounts and poems that conveys ‘individual, emotional, even spiritual feelings about living with man-made climate change, and ‘what those changes and feelings mean to us.’ … An artistic and intimate approach to the problem that humanizes our concerns.”

Stephen Siperstein, in ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies of Literature and Environment, vol. 20, no. 1, Global Warming Special Issue (winter 2014)      Read online at Oxford Academic (access required)      Free PDF: Siperstein review

John Calderazzo, in World Literature Today, vol. 88, no. 3-4 (May/August 2014), pp. 120-21     Read on JSTOR (access required)          Free PDF:   Calderazzo review    

Adeline Johns-Putra, in Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism, vol. 18, no. 3 (2014), pp. 335-36   Read at T&F Online (access required)       Free PDF: Johns-Putra review

Geoff R. Martin, in The Goose, vol. 14, no. 1 (2015)    Read online (open access)    Free PDF: Martin review

“These are not climate scientists reporting a litany of facts and cautious prophecy; these are simply people (writers, teachers, poets, students) looking out their back windows and noticing small changes, harbingers of more to come, and recording their own perspectives and attendant feelings. … The collection finds, I think, its greatest strength and resonance where its writers are uncertain and reflective, where they navigate the extended spaces between sense and understanding. … Facing the Change is an earnest and straightforward attempt to capture the range of nervousness, concern, and fury that is shaping American nature writing in our present moment.”

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