Scott Slovic

These are the woods of my childhood, familiar and foreign in peculiar balance.

Scott Slovic, Blue River Fellow, 2005

Scott Slovic is┬áprofessor of literature and environment, and chair of the graduate program in literature and environment at the University of Nevada, Reno. The founding president of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) from 1992 to 1995, he has edited ASLE’s journal, ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, since 1995. Scott is the author of nearly 100 articles on environmental literature and ecocriticism and is author, editor, or coeditor of thirteen books, including Seeking Awareness in American Nature Writing (1992), Getting Over the Color Green (2001), The ISLE Reader (2003), What’s Nature Worth? (2004), and Wild Nevada (2005), among others. Much of his work these days explores the connection between narrative language and the expression of environmental values.

Forest Log Work:

Out of Time

Thirty years out, thirty minutes back, breathing, breathing the forest in. A week of images, thirty years of memories, sixty minutes of rushing sounds, sights, smells, sixty minutes of wobbling, squishing feet on soft forest trail.

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